What is the cause of rejoicing that seems to break the somber mood of the season of Lent? What is the cause of rejoicing as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the installation of our Holy Father? What these two celebrations have in common is that both share the same message of giving hope to a broken humanity that is searching for peace, mercy and compassion. Both these celebrations proclaim in a nutshell, the joy of the gospel. Both proclaim the gospel of hope, forgiveness and mercy.
Adoration and Sacrament of Reconciliation Available 24 Hours for the Lord Explained In his Lenten message, Pope Francis invites the entire Church community to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration in the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative. This year's theme is inspired by the words [...]
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference." The misery of others does not serve only to help us appreciate how blessed we are and then rest comfortably behind the curtain of those very gifts and blessings. We can never stop at a gratitude that is content with only a thank you.