Pope Francis’ prayer intention for January is for Christians serving the challenges facing humanity, in which he asks that full ecclesial communion be restored in order to serve the challenges facing humanity. The Apostleship of Prayer has produced the Pope’s Video on this prayer intention. The full text of the Pope’s Video is below: In today’s world, many Christians from various churches work together to serve humanity in need,…
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Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his series of reflections on Christian hope, speaking of the inconsolable pain of a parent losing a child. The Pope focused his words on the Old Testament figure of Rachel, wife of Jacob, who is described by the prophet Jeremiah as weeping bitter tears for her children in exile. In the book of Genesis, we learn that Rachel died in…
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Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. What image of God do you have? Our God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness….                                                                  …
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Pope Francis has declared 1 February as the feast day of Blessed Benedict Daswa beatified 13 September 2015 in South Africa. Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints presided over the beatification ceremony of Tshimangadzo Samuel Bendict Daswa in Tshitanini, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa. Cardinal Amato read out the decree from Pope Francis describing Daswa as a layman, a…
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This morning in the New Synod Hall Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace”, introduced Pope Francis' Encyclical “Laudato si'”, on care for our common home. The cardinal welcomed the presenters of the document: the Metropolitan of Pergamon, John Zizioulas, representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church, who spoke on theology and spirituality, the opening and closing themes…
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Evangelisation and Mass Media: Apostles Communicating without Boundaries in the Footsteps of Paul and Alberione By Sr. Olga Massango, FSP Evangelisation and Mass Media are the two constitutive categories of the Pauline identity: the life and the mission of the Daughters of St Paul. Our constitutions, art. 3 say: “Our name Daughters of St. Paul express a fundamental relationship with the Apostle Paul, the Apostle…
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