The walk to Emmaus (Luke 13-34)   Now that very day two of them were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,  and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.15 And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but... Continue Reading →

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Urbi et Orbi 2016-Pope Francis

    Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016 “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures for ever”  (Ps 135:1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out of love for us, died on the cross, and out of love he rose again from... Continue Reading →

O Cross of Christ!- Pope Francis

Stations of the Cross of Good Friday Coliseum – 2016 O Cross of Christ! O Cross of Christ, symbol of divine love and of human injustice, icon of the supreme sacrifice for love and of boundless selfishness even unto madness, instrument of death and the way of resurrection, sign of obedience and emblem of betrayal,... Continue Reading →

Paschal Triduum

Dear Brothers and Sisters:  As we prepare to celebrate the Paschal Triduum in this Holy Year of Mercy, we are invited in a special way to contemplate the revelation of God’s infinite mercy in the events of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.  Tomorrow, Holy Thursday, Jesus gives himself to us as food and, in the... Continue Reading →

Palm Sunday- Pope Francis

  “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (cf. Lk 19:38), the crowd of Jerusalem exclaimed joyfully as they welcomed Jesus. We have made that enthusiasm our own: by waving our olive and palm branches we have expressed our praise and our joy, our desire to receive Jesus who comes to us.... Continue Reading →

Saint John Chrysostom

HOMILY XIII "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil." THEN. When? After the descent of the Spirit, after the voice that was borne from above, and said, "This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." And what was marvellous, it was of... Continue Reading →

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