Bishop & Martyr
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This last week the Pope has meeting individually and collectively with the bishops of England and Wales. As you know, a bishop is obliged to pray at the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul and to offer a review of the pastoral activities of the diocese he leads to the Pope and to his curia. It is a
Pope Benedict asks us to keep in mind the following
two intentions for the coming month of February. These intentions, as in our intentions offered in prayer show what Christ’s word means in all of its richness, the truth. He or she who prays understands, knows, does the will of God, as von Balthasar would say. So, pray for these intentions.
The kingdom of heaven is
like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest
of all the seeds but when it has grown it is the biggest shrub of all and
becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and shelter in its branches.
Because today is a
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