St. Peter Tag

FRANCIS IN ROME – CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY • “Like the shepherds of Bethlehem, may we too, with eyes full of amazement and wonder, gaze upon the Child Jesus, the Son of God. And in his presence may our hearts burst forth in prayer: Show us, Lord, your mercy, and grant us your salvation,” Pope Francis wished the faithful who joined him for 2015 Midnight Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis called on the faithful to allow themselves to be embraced by the Christ Child and toRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • In this catechesis at the general audience that Pope Francis held on the first Wednesday of November in St. Peter’s Square, attended by several thousand Catholics and pilgrims from numerous countries, the Holy Father referred to the family as a “training ground for mutual giving and forging,” without which there cannot be lasting love. Francis first of all recalled that the recent Assembly of the Synod of Bishops “reflected in depth on the vocation and the mission of the family in the life of the ChurchRead More
FAMILY SYNOD • The Italian Bishops’ Conference held a prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square on 3 October to pray for the Synod of Bishops which will take place from 4-25 October. In his homily, the Pontiff highlighted the importance of family and called for prayers so that the “that the Synod which opens tomorrow will show how the experience of marriage and family is rich and humanly fulfilling” and is able to “acknowledge, esteem, and proclaim all that is beautiful, good and holy about that experience.” Complete text ofRead More