From Pope Francis – Remember God’s Blessings

Remember God’s active role in your life, including the blessings he has bestowed on you. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis sent this strong message during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. He was reflecting on how God is always faithful to His covenant, reflecting specifically on how he kept faith with Abraham…

The Mystery Man – Nicodemus

As our journey towards Our Lord’s Passion gets ever closer, we meet some important figures. One such important figure that we encounter is Nicodemus; and despite his brief and somewhat fleeting appearances, has a lot to contribute in this latter stage of Lent. We meet him, and have him named, three times in the Gospel…

The Cure of the Royal Official’s Son

‘Go home,’ said Jesus ‘your son will live.’   In today’s Gospel we hear of Jesus’ second sign – the curing of the Royal Official’s son. In the scene, we hear of the journey that the royal official makes in going to meet Jesus, to ask for a cure for his son. Upon making his…

Mary: Model of the Church at Prayer 

A General Audience from Pope John Paul II. 1. In the Apostolic Exhortation Marialis cultus the Servant of God Paul VI, of venerable memory, presents the Blessed Virgin as a model of the Church at worship. This assertion is a corollary as it were to the truth that points to Mary as a paradigm for the People…

The Power of Confession

Go to your confessor; open your heart to him; display to him all the recesses of your soul; take the advice that he will give you with the utmost humility and simplicity. For God, Who has an infinite love for obedience, frequently renders profitable the counsels we take from others, but especially from those who…

‘Indifference’

When Jesus came to Birmingham they simply passed him by. They never hurt a hair of him they simply let him die. For men had grown more tender and they would not give him pain. They only just passed down the street and left him in the rain. Still Jesus cried, ‘Forgive them, for they…