“The Lord, in the culmination of the mystery of the Incarnation, chose to reach our intimate depths through a fragment of matter. He comes not from above, but from within, he comes that we might find him in this world of ours. In the Eucharist, fullness is already achieved;…
Holy week is a time of grace, open the doors of our heart, of our life, of our parishes. With God’s love and tenderness, with respect and with patience, knowing that God takes our hands, our feet, our heart, and guides them and makes all our actions fruitful.
Over the centuries, the church conserves this precious treasure, which is sacred Scripture, doctrine, the sacraments, the Ministry of pastors, so that we can be faithful to Christ and share in his very life. It is like a river coursing through history, developing, irrigating; but running water always comes…
It is like family life. In the family, everything that enables us to grow, to mature, and to live is given to each of us. We journey and grow in a community, and a family. We can encounter the Lord in the sacraments, which are the open windows through…
“In many places an administrative approach prevails over a pastoral approach, as does a concentration on administering the sacraments apart from other forms of evangelization.”
― Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel
“The language of the Spirit, the language of the Gospel, is the language of communion that invites us to get the better of closedness and indifference, division and antagonism.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
Unity in faith, hope, and charity, unity in the sacraments, the ministry; We are at home, we are in the family, and we are among brothers and sisters. And this is a great gift of God! The church is one for us all.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
He gives himself without reserve; he keeps nothing for himself, not even life. He breaks the bread and passes the cup around “for us.” He puts the body and his blood into our hands, so as to be with us always, to dwell among us.
– Pope Francis, The Church…
The Lord has called us together. Our response to a world at war has a name: its name is fraternity, its name is brotherhood, its name is communion, its name is family.
~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016
“Natural marriage, therefore, is fully understood in the light of its fulfillment in the sacrament of Matrimony: only in contemplating Christ does a person come to know the deepest truth about human relationships.”
― Pope Francis