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Grace Jesus Sin

Saves us from sin

By on July 28, 2021

The grace of Jesus Christ saves us from sin: it saves us!
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Communication Grace Shame

Shame is a grace we ask for

By on July 14, 2021

The confessional shouldn’t be a torture chamber.  Some confessors can be excessively curious. To be explicit about details that are not necessary. Shame is a grace we ask for; it is good, positive, because it makes us humble. But in dialogue with a confessor we need to be listened…


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Grace Mercy

Without mercy a person cannot do a thing

By on July 7, 2021

The famous works of Mercy. They are still valid, still current.
They remain the basis for self-examination. They help us open up to the mercy of God, to ask for the grace to understand that without mercy a person cannot do a thing, that “the world would not exist.”
The Seven…


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Desire Grace Inspiration

Do we want to be saints?

By on July 5, 2021

Do we want to be saints?

– Pope Francis


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Grace Humility Jesus Shame

The grace to recognize ourselves as sinners

By on June 29, 2021

Jesus is there, his hand extended, ready to reach out to us and pull us out of the mud, out of sin, out of the abyss of evil into which we have fallen. We need only be conscious of our state, be honest with ourselves, and not lick our…


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Beliefs Faith Grace Jesus People Responsibility

Assuming the responsibility for walking before the flock

By on June 29, 2021

Being pastors means believing every day in the grace and strength that come to us from the Lord despite our weakness, and wholly assuming the responsibility for walking before the flock, relieved of the burdens that obstruct healthy apostolic promptness, so as to make our voice recognizable both to…


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Grace Humility Shame Sin

Recognizing oneself as a sinner is a grace

By on June 28, 2021

Even recognizing oneself as a sinner is a grace, the most one can say is: I am limited. But recognizing oneself as a sinner is something else. It means standing in front of God, with our miseries, our sins.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Beliefs Faith Grace Hope Jesus Joy Love Prayer Worship

Let us live in the joy of our faith

By on June 25, 2021

“There is a celebrated saying by the French writer Léon Bloy, who in the last moments of his life said, “The only real sadness in life is not becoming a saint.” Let us not lose the hope of holiness; let us follow this path. Do we want to be…


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Grace

The gospel of mercy

By on June 22, 2021

Need to see this plea itself born of the liberating action of grace within each of us, and thus it is not a question of a mission reserved only for a few: “the church, guided by the gospel of mercy and by love for humankind, here’s the cry for…


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Courage Grace Trust

The assaults of evil

By on June 19, 2021

“Nobody can go off to battle unless he is fully convinced of victory beforehand. If we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents. While painfully aware of our own frailties, we have to march on without giving in, keeping in mind…

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