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Convert my heart

Pope Francis

The Apostle Paul reminds us that we do not even know what it is appropriate to ask for (cf. Rm 8: 26). We ask for necessities, our needs, things that we want: “But is this more convenient or not?” Paul tells us, we do not even know what it is right to ask. When we… Read more »

Repent

Pope Francis

Lord our God, help us not to pass our time in promoting our selfish concerns, whether as individuals or as groups, but in serving your loving plan. And whenever we go astray, grant that we may heed the voice of true men and women of God and repent in due time, lest we be once… Read more »

Holy Spirit, harmony of God

Pope Francis

Holy Spirit, harmony of God you who turn fear into trust and self-centredness into self-gift, come to us. Grant us the joy of the resurrection and perennially young hearts. Holy Spirit, our harmony, you who make of us one body, pour forth your peace upon the Church and our world. Holy Spirit, make us builders… Read more »

Come and See. Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are

Message for World Communications Day 2021 “Come and See” (Jn 1:46). Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are     Communication is an encounter Pope Francis is not an expert in communication, but he is an exceptional communicator. As such, the Pope has always imagined communication not as a complex semiotic process, but… Read more »

Prisoners of a virtual reality

Fratelli tutti, 33

Today we can recognize that “we fed ourselves on dreams of splendour and grandeur, and ended up consuming distraction, insularity and solitude. We gorged ourselves on networking, and lost the taste of fraternity. We looked for quick and safe results, only to find ourselves overwhelmed by impatience and anxiety. Prisoners of a virtual reality, we… Read more »

We are responsible

Fratelli tutti, 115

At a time when everything seems to disintegrate and lose consistency, it is good for us to appeal to the solidity born of the consciousness that we are responsible for the fragility of others as we strive to build a common future. Fratelli tutti, 115

Service

Fratelli tutti, 115

Service always looks to their faces, touches their flesh, senses their closeness and even, in some cases, ‘suffers’ that closeness and tries to help them. Service is never ideological, for we do not serve ideas, we serve people. – Fratelli tutti, 115

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Easter Sunday 2021

They went to the tomb “They have taken the Lord away from the tomb, and we do not know where they have put him!” Peter then went out with the other disciple and went to the tomb. They both ran together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first. He… Read more »