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Daily Homily: You Are My Servant, A Light To The Nations

Zenit - Mon, 2014-04-14 15:59
-- Isaiah 49:1-6 Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5ab-6ab, 15 and 17 John 13:21-33, 36-38 The first song of the Servant of the Lord prophesies that Jesus will bring salvation and justice to the world. He will mediate a New Covenant that extends to the whole world. The second song of the Suffering Servant, proclaimed in tod...

Nigerian Archbishop Calls for Investigation into Boko Haram

Zenit - Mon, 2014-04-14 15:30
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has appealed to the international community for help in preventing increasing attacks by the local terrorist group Boko Haram. Three separate attacks have taken place in the state of Borno, claiming the lives of an estimated 135 civilians since Wednesday. In an inter...

Pope to Oncologists: Don't Lose Sight of the Human Person

Zenit - Mon, 2014-04-14 15:04
“My thoughts go to all the men and women you care for, and I pray for them,” Pope Francis told participants Saturday of a congress for surgeons who treat oncologoical patients. The congress was organized by the Italian Society of Oncological Surgery. The Pope began by acknowledging the benefits of scientific re...

Pope Francis To Visit Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love in May

Zenit - Mon, 2014-04-14 11:16
The Santuario della Madonna del Divino Amore (Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love) has confirmed that Pope Francis will the famed Roman sanctuary on May 18th. The shrine, which is comprised of the original church built in 1745 and the current church built in 1999, is a place of pilgrimage held dear to Romans. An im...

Pope Francis Celebrates Palm Sunday Mass

Zenit - Mon, 2014-04-14 11:15
An estimated 100,000 pilgrims from all over the world filled St. Peter’s Square for Palm Sunday Mass presided by Pope Francis. This was his second Palm Sunday Mass as Pope, and the faithful enthusiastically waved palms as Francis entered St. Peter’s Square in his popemobile and greeted those present. The Holy F...

The Stuff of Nightmares: Christians Forced from Homes in Syria's Kassab

Zenit - Mon, 2014-04-14 09:00
An Armenian friend on Facebook alerted me to the tragic story of Kassab, Syria: On March 21, Sunni rebels violently expelled around 2,500 Armenian Christians from their picturesque and historic town. Early that Friday morning, Kassab was violently attacked, its churches desecrated, its families driven out. Since ...

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 14, 2014

PCM Province - Mon, 2014-04-14 09:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition.
The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a
Catholic Carmelite perspective.




The post The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 14, 2014 appeared first on Order of Carmelites.

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 14, 2014

PCM Province - Mon, 2014-04-14 09:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition.
The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a
Catholic Carmelite perspective.




The post The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 14, 2014 appeared first on Order of Carmelites.

Station II: Jesus Carries His Cross

PCM Province - Mon, 2014-04-14 06:02


“Jesus was led away… carrying the cross by himself” (John 19:16-17)

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Lenten iRetreat 2014, Monday of Holy Week

PCM Province - Mon, 2014-04-14 06:02

“Mary (of Bethany)… anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair… ‘Leave her alone. Let her keep this for the day of my burial.’” John 12:7

Reflection
“It is only love that unites and joins the soul to God.”(John of the Cross) Just as Mary offered a humble act of loving presence, visit someone who is seriously ill this week and be attentive to his/her needs.

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Pope Francis' Homily at Palm Sunday

Zenit - Sun, 2014-04-13 18:26
This week begins with the festive procession of olive branches: the whole people welcome Jesus. The children, the young people sing, they praise Jesus. But this week then moves forward into the mystery of the death of Jesus and of his resurrection. We have heard the Passion of the Lord. We will do well to pose ju...

On Palm Sunday

Zenit - Sun, 2014-04-13 14:27
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address prior to the recitation of the Angelus at the conclusion of the Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square. * * * At the end of this celebration I offer s special greeting to the 250 delegates – bishops, priests, religious and laypeople – who participated in the ...

Daily Homily: Here is My Servant

Zenit - Sun, 2014-04-13 14:10
--- Isaiah 42:1-7 Psalm 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14 John 12:1-11 With the exception of Holy Thursday, the first readings during Holy Week are all taken from the prophet Isaiah and are known as the four oracles or songs of the Servant of the Lord. The first oracle or song, which we read today, introduces the Servant of ...

The great adventure of taking 40 kids to the General Audience (Video)

Zenit - Sun, 2014-04-13 11:15
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Pope Francis to preside all major ceremonies for Holy Week (Video)

Zenit - Sun, 2014-04-13 10:56
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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 13, 2014

PCM Province - Sun, 2014-04-13 09:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition.
The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a
Catholic Carmelite perspective.




The post The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 13, 2014 appeared first on Order of Carmelites.

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 13, 2014

PCM Province - Sun, 2014-04-13 09:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition.
The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a
Catholic Carmelite perspective.




The post The Daily Disconnect Podcast: April 13, 2014 appeared first on Order of Carmelites.

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