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On Saturday, November 5, the third day of his visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Pope Francis participated in Mass at Bahrain National Stadium. Pope Francis speaks of Jesus’ invitation to love always and to put love into practice. Read the full text of his homily below:   HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS “Bahrain National Stadium” ...read more
On November 16, 2022, The Canadian office of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) invites everyone to show solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world by participating in Red Wednesday. This global initiative will take place in 16 countries, including Australia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. In Montreal, a Mass will be celebrated ...read more
At Our Lady of Arabia Cathedral in Awali, Bahrain on November 4, Pope Francis addressed an Ecumenical meeting and prayer for peace. He reflected on the “unity in diversity and witness of life” given by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and said that “the praise of God” is the “gathering place” and “spiritual cenacle of our communion.” ...read more
At the Mosque of Sakhir Royal Palace in Alawi, Bahrain on November 4, Pope Francis addressed a meeting with the members of the Muslim Council of Elders. He said that religious leaders have “a unique and inescapable duty: to help humanity to rediscover the forgotten sources of life, to lead men and women to drink from ...read more
At the Al-Fida’ Square of Sakhir Royal Palace on November 4, Pope Francis addressed the “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence.” He said that Forum participants “are here together because we all intend to set sail on the same waters, choosing the route of encounter rather than that of confrontation.” He ...read more
At the Sakhir Palace in Awali on November 3, Pope Francis addressed the civil authorities and diplomatic corps of Bahrain. He thought of the country’s “Tree of Life,” a national symbol and “emblem of vitality,” which inspired his reflections on “the themes of respect, tolerance and religious freedom,” on the global labour crisis, the environment ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For November 2022, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Children who suffer We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to ...read more
Today is the feast day of St. Martin de Porres, one of my favourite saints. St. Martin was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579 to a Spanish nobleman and a freed slave from Panama. His parents were never married, and his father abandoned his family after St. Martin’s sister was born. St. Martin ...read more
Over the past few years, many of us have lost loved ones due to the pandemic. My grandfather passed away last year. He was a social person and would have wanted a big funeral with many people in attendance like the funeral my grandmother had. Instead, he had a private viewing with a few family ...read more
“Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” is a hagiography, but the experience of viewing it is almost like a Novena. The moving new documentary produced by the Knights of Columbus is surprisingly meditative and prayerful, even as it recounts the compassionate work of the Missionaries of Charity and the holiness of their founder, St. Teresa of ...read more