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org. Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) profiles the Church that Pope Francis desires. It is an apostolic exhortation the Pope has written as a conclusion to the meeting with the bishops from allover the world, which was held at the Vatican in October 2012, to discuss how to announce the Gospel in today’s world. The “delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing.” This is the preface title of the Pope’s Exhortation, the mission and the proclamation of Evangelization. “Goodness always tends to spread. Every authentic experience of truth and goodness seeks by its very nature to grow within us, and any person who has experienced a profound liberation becomes more sensitive to the needs of others.” Below there are 10 key quotes from the first substantial document that he has written as pontiff, which were chosen from the perspective of Message 2014.
ARGENTINA, mda. At dawn on November 27th, at 3:55 a. m., the mercy of God called Sister Ursula Klein to the Father's House. She was ninety-nine years old, just like her Schoenstatt, which she loved so much and with which she wanted to celebrate her one hundredth birthday in this Jubilee Year. She accompanied the international preparation for the Jubilee of the Covenant of Love with great interest and surely, she continues to accompany it.
MEXICO, Gabriela Tamayo Chapa. "To be little Marys, to be an image of Mary's life, of her deeds, thoughts and attitudes before the world are words filled with meaning, strength; they are part of the ideal of the Schoenstatt Girls' Youth." This is the experience of many girls, who have found a home and a source of joy in Schoenstatt. Throughout this Jubilee Year, many young girls have gotten close to the Blessed Mother; they want "to do" more for Her, "to give" more for Her.
ARGENTINA, Fr. Javier Arteaga/aica/mda. On Friday night, November 22nd, Feast Day of Saint Cecilia, virgin and martyr, several hundred faithful participated in a Holy Mass of Atonement, which was celebrated by Monsignor Nicolás Baisi, for the desecration of the statue of the Virgin Mary at the Schoenstatt Shrine located on Pope Francis Street (53) and 15th.
ARGENTINA, Claudia Lell. "By Mary's hand, witnesses of faith". The 21st Pilgrimage of Gratitude Crespo-Boca del Tigre, wayside shrine to wayside shrine was carried out with this motto… In the early hours of the morning, the community of Crespo (province of Entre Rios) was ready to offer the Blessed Mother a walk of twelve kilometers. The point of departure was the wayside shrine dedicated to the Mother and Queen of Life located in front of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. They departed for the area of Boca del Tigre escorted by the volunteer firemen of Crespo and the mobile transit unit of the city.
org. We have Pope Francis' programme in our hands; it is the programme we already know from his sermons in Santa Marta, from his words at the Angelus, his addresses at the World Youth Day, his words in Lampedusa, in Assissi ... It is the message of a "FATHER, courageous and free of complexes, for a culture of encounter, of dialogue, of covenant culture. It is the programme we are meditating on week after week on our website in the "Words of Francis to the Pilgrims 2014" and that for quite some time has made many of us ask themselves: Is the renewal of the Church, which Francis suggests and embodies, a matter close to our hearts? Are we on the same level as Pope Francis?
USA, Sr. Isabel Bracero. “¡Viva Schoenstatt!” (“Long live Schoenstatt!”) With these words, Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s homily began Sunday, November 3rd, at the crowning Holy Mass for the Auxiliary Pilgrim Mother of New York City. The Church, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs with a capacity for over 900 people, opened its doors to a little over 1,000 people. Nine priests from different parts of the Archdiocese of New York concelebrated the Holy Mass.
USA, Rosemary Wensel. It wasn’t just an ordinary Tuesday in Chattanooga; THIS evening was extra-special! Our “Father” came to rest with us awhile. The Father symbol – on world pilgrimage in preparation for the jubilee 2014 - was graciously received by Sandy Leffew of Tennessee from Ana Culverhouse of Georgia on November 5, 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church. It was the pinnacle moment when all of the Tennessee groups’ prayers, novenas, capitals of grace, and preparation efforts came to fruition, embracing the Father symbol with warm and overflowing hearts.
Last Pope Francis Tweets
- 09/12/2013 - 14:09 If we see someone who needs help, do we stop? There is so much suffering and poverty, and a great need for good Samaritans.
- 07/12/2013 - 14:07 Dear young people, put your talents at the service of the Gospel, with creativity and boundless charity.
- 06/12/2013 - 14:26 The cross is the price of true love. Lord, give us the strength to accept and carry our crosses!
- 05/12/2013 - 14:05 Holiness doesn’t mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith.
- 04/12/2013 - 13:30 Fifty years ago, Vatican II spoke of communications. Let us listen to, dialogue with, and bring to Christ all those we encounter in life.
In the Jubilee Year of the Covenant of Love ...
Give us the strength
a covenant culture
in our world today
and educate us
to be your true missionaries
for this century.