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Pope Francis blesses the faithful with the Most Blessed Sacrament during the celebration of First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

Pope Francis blesses the faithful with the Most Blessed Sacrament during the celebration of First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God.

Pope Francis celebrates First Vespers in St Peter's Basilica

31/12/2016 18:39

Pope Francis on Saturday celebrated First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary, the Most Holy Mother of God.

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent

4th Sunday of Advent – December 18, 2016

13/12/2016 09:37

The story of the Virgin Birth is the focus of today’s liturgy, while the Gospel presents the descriptive and definite prophecy foretelling that the future Messiah would be born as a descendant of David

 

 The Third Sunday of Advent

The Third Sunday of Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent – December 11, 2016

06/12/2016 09:26

On this Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday, the liturgy gives us a message of hope and stresses the need for patience in those awaiting the rebirth of Jesus in their hearts and lives. 

 

  John the Baptist. “He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!’”

John the Baptist. “He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!’”

2nd Sunday of Advent – Dec 4, 2016

30/11/2016 09:16

On the one hand, salvation is God's doing, and we cannot earn His blessings. On the other hand, we must cooperate with God because He cannot force his bounty upon us. John the Baptist summons us to play our essential part

 

The First Sunday of Advent

The First Sunday of Advent

1st Sunday of Advent – November 27, 2016

22/11/2016 12:52

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the “Sunday of Hope” in God and His Son, Jesus Christ, through whom God has promised to save and redeem His people

 

Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem (1867) by Francesco Hayez displayed in the Galleria d''Arte Moderna, Venice, Italy

Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem (1867) by Francesco Hayez displayed in the Galleria d''Arte Moderna, Venice, Italy

Thirty-third Sunday – Nov 13, 2016

08/11/2016 15:02

With the end of the liturgical year, the readings reflect on the final days of the world, our own death and the Final Judgment. What is “The Day of the Lord” or the “Second Coming” of Jesus in glory?

 

We believe in the Resurrection

We believe in the Resurrection

Thirty-second Sunday – Nov 6, 2016

31/10/2016 13:27

We discover the true meaning of the Resurrection in our lives while examining the reality of life after death and of the relationship between our lives on earth and the life of glory or punishment that will follow

 

Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today

Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today

Thirty-first Sunday – Oct 30, 2016

24/10/2016 14:54

The common theme of today’s readings is the benevolent and forgiving mercy of God for sinners and the response of repentance and conversion expected from us.