04/20/2016
Pope Francis' Prayer for April 2016: Small Farmers and African Christians Universal

Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for April 2016 is that "small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor."

03/28/2016

Below is the full text of Pope Francis' Easter Blessing (thanks to Vatican News):

Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!

03/14/2016

I have become all things to all, to save at least some. All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may have a share in it. -1 Corinthians 9:22-23

 

03/13/2016

There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be. -Venerable Fulton Sheen

 

03/13/2016

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. -Saint Francis de Sales

 

03/12/2016

No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples. -Pope Saint John Paul II

 

03/10/2016

St Joseph is a very special, and often overlooked Saint. Adopted father of Jesus and husband to Mary, Joseph was the protector of the Holy Family. Joseph showed mercy to Mary when he didn't understand how she came to be with child. He ensured that Jesus had a safe place to be born, and that Mary and Jesus had a safe place to live their lives.

03/10/2016

"Angel" means messenger, but the Archangel Gabriel seems to be God's special messenger, particularly of messages concerning Christ. In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel announces the conception of John the Baptist to his father, Zacharias. Gabriel also announces to Mary God's wish for her to be the bearer of His son. In the Old Testament, Gabriel interprets Daniel's dreams and foretells the coming of the Christ.

03/9/2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe is an apparition of the Blessed Virgin to Juan Diego on a hill outside of modern day Mexico City. When she appeared to Juan Diego, he went to the archbishop to share his experience. The archbishop asked for a sign, and Our Lady obliged by directing Juan Diego to collect roses in his cloak.

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