Pope Benedict said, “Our procession today is meant, then, to be an image of something deeper, to reflect the fact that, together with Jesus, we are setting out on pilgrimage along the high road that leads to the living God. This is the ascent that matters. This is the journey which Jesus invites us to make.”
From whatever our vantage point on the road, be
For me, one of the great things is that Pope emeritus Benedict is still very engaged spiritually and intellectually in the life of the Church. It comes, I firmly believe, from his attraction to the spiritual life and the life of the intellect. When he retired from the petrine ministry he had indicated that he would not be too visible to the Church. He has, on
Saint Joseph’s a prime example of what it means to be self-giving and faithful in one’s love. His feast today, is a good opportunity each of us to renew our commitment to the Christian calling God has given each of us. Consider praying on the theological virtues of faith, hope, love: these are the supports of Saint Joseph’s life and of all Christian lives.
O Glorious St. Joseph whose
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye
“For captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord!” This is a spiritual work of mercy commanded by the Lord Jesus, and the Church.
Prayers for the protection, and release of Bishops Boulos Yazigi and Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped on April 22, 2013.
For Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, kidnapped on July 29, 2013.
For the 230 school girls kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria on April 15, 2014, 11 kidnapped on May 6th.
16 Christians including young boys and girls, abducted October 5th, 2014 in Knayeh,
Asked if he feared death, Father John replied, “No more than you do to dine.”
One says, In February 2010, during a visit to Rome by the Scottish bishops’ conference, Benedict XVI asked the bishops to promote devotion to St. John Ogilvie among priests – since the Jesuit martyr had been “truly outstanding in his dedication