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S+L BLOG: Pope Francis,Vatican Connections



“An Americano please. To go. …You know? Take away.” I tried the walking man gesture using two fingers. I was a Canadian man in Lampedusa, Italy. The small island of Lampedusa made headlines in the past few years for unfortunate reasons. It is the first European port for many refugees trying to find a safer, ...read more
In Rome, in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis will canonize the following: Blessed Angelo da Acri, Italian Capuchin priest (1669-1739); Blessed Faustino Miguez Gonzalez, Spanish Piarist priest, founder of the Calasanzian Institute (1831-1925); Blessed Cristobal, Blessed Antonio, Blessed Juan, Martyrs of Tlaxcala: 3 children killed for having embraced the Christian faith in Mexico, in 1527 ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For October 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Workers and the Unemployed – That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good. Daily Offering ...read more
Pope gave this piece of advise to new bishops who were in Rome for an annual Vatican training sessions for new bishops. Read about it here. ...read more
“I invite all Colombians, without distinction, to joyfully welcome the visit of Pope Francis. He comes to bring us a message of peace, that peace that we are all called to build from hearts open to forgiveness, to reconciliation and solidarity.” These were the words of Cardinal Rubén Salazar, Archbishop of Bogotá, upon the announcement ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For September 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Parishes – That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen. Daily Offering Prayer God, our Father, I offer You my ...read more