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Pope's Homily at Opening Mass of Caritas Internationalis General Assembly

Zenit - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:39
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' homily at the Opening Mass of Caritas Internationalis' General Assembly. The mass was held this afternoon in St. Peter's Basilica. * * *  The reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 16: 22-34) that we have just heard presents us a somewhat special ...

A Poor Church For the Poor

Zenit - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:08
The 20th General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis was presented on Tuesday in the Holy See Press Office, attended by its President, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, who is concluding his eight-year mandate. Also present was the Secretary General, Michel Roy; the entity’s agriculture expert in India, agronomis...

Our Lady of Fatima Statue To Be Present During General Audience

Zenit - Tue, 2015-05-12 17:05
The famed statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be present at tomorrow's General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The presence of the image will commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance to three shepherd children in Portugal. Responding to Pope Francis' desire to have the statue present, the R...

"Two Saints From Our Holy Land” Festival Held in Amman

Zenit - Tue, 2015-05-12 14:42
The Council of Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy Land held a massive festival on May 8 at the Rosary Sisters College marking the upcoming canonization of St. Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and St. Mary of Jesus Crucified in the Vatican on May 17. Present at the festival were Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bis...

Lessons Learned From Pope Francis

Zenit - Tue, 2015-05-12 14:08
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, is the CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and the English Language Assistant to the Holy See Press Office. * * * Your Excellency Bishop Persico, Dr. Taylor, Distinguished Members of the Board of Trustees, Professors and University Staff, Fellow Classmates of the C...

Permanent Candles at the Ambo

Zenit - Tue, 2015-05-12 13:22
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: It has come up several times at liturgy meetings as follows: 1) Should there be an ambo candle always displayed at the ambo? 2) If so, would this then eliminate processing wi...

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: May 12, 2015

PCM Province - Tue, 2015-05-12 13:00

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.

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Cuban Bishops Confirm Schedule of Pope's Visit

Zenit - Tue, 2015-05-12 12:44
The Episcopal Conference of Cuba confirmed that Pope Francis will visit the island nation from September 19th – 22nd. The visit will precede the Holy Father's trip to the United States. The release of the schedule follows the Pope's meeting on Sunday with Cuban President Raul Castro. Although there is no offi...

May 12, 2015 Tuesday, 6th Week of Easter

PCM Province - Tue, 2015-05-12 06:02

Tuesday. Therese was always accessible to God and responded to what God asked of her, no matter how difficult or “strange.” As you pray today, ask God for this same openness to what God asks of you, even when the reasons are not clear.

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Tuesday, 6th Week of Easter
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Check out what the Pope's doing this week! (Video)

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 18:44
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Pope Francis pays tribute to mothers (Video)

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 18:43
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Vatican Stamp to Commemorate Pope Francis' 2013 Visit to Lampedusa

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 17:09
The Vatican has unveiled a new stamp issue which commemorates Pope Francis' visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013 and the 150th anniversary of the Italian Coast Guard. This initiative, made possible through the collaboration of the Vatican's Philatelic and Numismatic Office and the Italian Coast Gua...

Pope Commemorates Coronation of Our Lady of Mercy

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:18
In a letter sent to Bishop Vittorio Lupi of Savona (Italy), Pope Francis said that Our Lady's message of "Mercy, not justice" is an "exhortation that is more valid than ever in our age." Bishop Lupi's diocese is home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Savona. The shrine is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the coro...

Pope Francis' Address to Episcopal Conference of Togo

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:52
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address to the Episcopal Conference of Togo, who are in Rome for their “ad Limina Apostolorum" visit. * * * Dear Brother Bishops, I give you my welcome on the occasion of your “ad limina" visit. I greet Bishop Benoit Alowonou, President of your Conference, whom I than...

Pope's Message to Participants of Meeting of Rabbis, Cardinals and Bishops Sponsored by the Neocatechumenal Way

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:35
Here is the text of Pope Francis' message to the first International Meeting of Rabbis, Cardinals and Bishops, which was sponsored by the Neocatechumenal Way and held at the Domus Galilaeae International Center in Israel. * * * I extend greetings to all of you participating in this meeting, and I assure you o...

Pope Francis Meets with 7,000 Children at Vatican

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:25
Children had the chance of lifetime today: to ask any questions they wanted to Pope Francis. An estimated 7,000 children gathered at the Paul VI Audience Hall, sponsored by the Fabbrica della Pace (The Peace Factory).The organization promotes peace initiatives and cross-cultural understanding through education. ...

Pope's Address to Bishops of Mozambique

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 14:32
On Saturday, Pope Francis received the Bishops of Mozambique who were in Rome for their “ad Limina Apostolorum" visit. * * * Dear Brothers in the Episcopate! You are welcome ad limina Apostolorum, the purpose of the visit undertaken by you these days, so that with your dioceses in your heart, you also cele...

Pope to March for Life Participants: Defend and Promote Life

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 14:09
Pope Francis sent a message to participants for the 5th Annual March for Life in Italy. The Holy Father gave his greetings during his Regina Caeli address yesterday to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. “I greet all those participating in the initiative for life taking place this morning in Rome,” t...

Neocatechumenal Way: 120 Rabbis Attend Historic Gathering in Galilee

Zenit - Mon, 2015-05-11 13:39
The first International Meeting of Rabbis, Cardinals and Bishops, organized by the Neocatechumenal Way took place in Israel last week. The meeting, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, saw the participation of 120 Rabbis, 7 cardinals and 2...
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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.


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