Praying together with other Christians and even with members of other faiths has become so common over the past half century, it’s easy to forget earlier practice. more
Last week we introduced the theme of vices and virtues. It refers to the spiritual struggle of the Christian. more
Let us pray that the Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gift of different charisms within the Christian community, and to discover the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church. more
On January 1, 2024, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. January 1st has also been commemorated as the World Day of Peace since 1968. more
Christmas says a lot about what God is really like. We can sometimes be tempted to think of God as a harsh judge or annoying referee. But the way that God comes to us reveals who He truly is. more
At noon on December 25, 2023, Pope Francis gave the traditional Christmas message and blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and to the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Read the full text of his message for Christmas 2023 below:   Urbi et Orbi Message of His Holiness more
“A census of the whole earth” (cf. Luke 2:1). This was the context in which Jesus was born, and the Gospel makes a point of it. more
Last week, we heard the Virgin Mary sing of her blessedness enduring through "all generations" (Luke 1:48). This week, we hear that her ancestor David is also blessed through "all generations" (Psalm 89:4). more
Faithful to God, I want to share with those around me the wonder of His glory, through the intercession of St. Charbel the humble servant, to the world that prays to Him. more
On the fourth week of Advent, our protagonist is Mary. more