Pope Francis Tag

Rafael Mota Focolare fidelidad dinámica
Fr. Rafael Mota, Schoenstatt Father, Brazil • I would like to share my reflections about the  recent message by Pope Francis to the Focolare Movement at the end of his General Assembly in early February. — How is this message relevant for us?                   Strictly speaking, this reflection is addressed to the Focolare Movement. Therefore, we can’t simply transplant it into our reality. In the Church’s organizational structure, Focolare and Schoenstatt belong to the same category – movements and new communities – but we cannot presume that the words addressed to oneRead More
crisis autoreferencialidad
POPE FRANCIS TO THE FOCOLARE MOVEMENT • This morning Pope Francis received in private audience the 362 participants of the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement, a representation of whom were present in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican and with the majority connected via internet. Welcoming them, he extended his greetings to all members of the Focolare Movement. He encouraged them to remain faithful to the original source of their charism while remaining in dialogue with new social and cultural situations. He invited them to beware of anyRead More
Video del Papa
POPE FRANCIS, Prayer Intention January 2021 • The first Pope Video of 2021 is centered on human fraternity. The Holy Father calls for people of different religions, cultures, traditions and beliefs to return to the essential: love of neighbor. “Let us pray that the Lord may give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions and not fight each other, and praying for one another, open ourselves to all”, the Pope asks in the January edition of the “Pope Video”. —  Read More
bendición
Original Shrine, Maria Fischer • There were some snowflakes that gently fell on the Original Shrine, in the first minute of the New Year 2021. Inside the Shrine, few people, on this New Year’s Eve 2020 without fireworks and celebrations. Father Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation, was there, and he spontaneously decided to expose the Blessed Sacrament, and after a few minutes of silent adoration, he imparted the sacramental blessing to those present and to all of Schoenstatt.— The bells of the Original Shrine rang toRead More
Fratelli Tutti
VATICAN, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development • The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announces the special website dedicated to Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Fratelli tutti”. It can be consulted by entering the homepage of the Dicastery: www.humandevelopment.va and also has direct access from the URL www.fratellitutti.va.—   The site, created with the collaboration of the Dicastery for Communication, aims to spread the message about the fraternity and social friendship of the Encyclical in a capillary way, deepening and making known all the aspects proper to the text and the magisterium of theRead More
Laudato Si
Global Catholic Climate Movement • During the recent Season of Creation, the Colombia chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement had an idea: How can we more broadly share the life-changing message of Laudato Si’, one of integral ecology, caring for our common home, and uniting with our sisters and brothers across the world to work against the climate crisis? Led by coordinator Lina Sedano Rodríguez, the Colombia chapter realized the best way was to make the encyclical more accessible. Share the encyclical by reading it aloud to thousands ofRead More
Economy of Francesco
ECONOMY OF FRANCESCO • The Economy of Francesco,​ an international event featuring young economists and entrepreneurs from all over the world, will kick off on Thursday​ 19 November and will be live streamed on the francescoeconomy.org portal. It has been confirmed that, to conclude this three-day event, Pope​ Francis will virtually participate with a video message to the young participants connected online with the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. For the occasion, on 21​ November at 11 pm (Italian time), the monument to Christ​ the Redeemer in Rio deRead More
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, Nov. 15, 2020 • It is not the world’s day of poverty. It is the world day of the poor. The Pope of the Poor, as many call him, puts them at the center. The poor, the 100 at Mass, the thousands of poor, but concrete poor: those who have no roof over their heads, those who do not know how to pay their bills, those who suffer from hunger, those who have no money to pay for their studies or those of their children?Read More
P. Alexandre Awi
POPE FRANCIS/ VATICAN • The Holy Father has appointed as advisor to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America the Reverend Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, of the Schönstatt Fathers, secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. — Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., was born on January 17, 1971, in Rio de Janeiro. He was ordained a priest on 7 July 2001, as a member of the Secular Institute of Schönstatt Fathers, and he has occupied the following positions: Parish Vicar of Nossa Senhora das Dores inRead More
COVENANT OF LOVE IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, Maria Fischer with Pilar de Beas • “They copied us,” says Pilar de Beas upon learning of the campaign launched by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. Following the words of Pope Francis after the Angelus on July 26th, the dicastery launched the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” to invite young people throughout the world to make a gesture of tenderness towards elderly people who feel lonely, because “every elderly is your grandfather or grandmother and they need you!”Read More