…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: June 2010

Saint Joseph Cafasso: patron for prisoners and spiritual directors

The Pope’s weekly general audience address today was dedicated to Saint Joseph Cafasso (1811-1860), a member of the “St Francis of Assisi Institute,” a priest (ordained in 1833) who died 150 years ago. He is most known as Saint John Bosco’s spiritual father (director) from 1835 to 1860. Cafasso died in 1860; Pius XII canonized […]

The environment shows us God’s creative activity –what ought to be our response?

Archbishop Antonio Maria Vegliò, president of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, published a letter today for World Tourism Day addressing the theme of “Tourism and Biodiversity” as proposed by the World Tourism Organization; the theme of “International Year for Biological Diversity” was adopted by the General Assembly of […]

Pallium Mass 2010: a guarantee of freedom, charity and unity, the Pope reminds

Though they suffered on different days, Saints Peter and Paul are known as one, as Saint Augustine reminds. In first hearing and then reading the papal homily I noticed some very crucial points for us to reflect upon and to seriously consider: the real persecution of the Church today and the impact on Catholic identity […]

Saints Peter and Paul

Let us now with crowns of praises Honor Peter, honor Paul; Separated in the body, Joined as one in faithful call. Peter, foremost Gospel witness, Paul, with labors without cease, Both now stand in robes of glory At the throne of Christ our Priest. Let us now with hymns of gladness Honor their apostolate, Sing […]