“In this Lenten season, accepting and living the truth revealed in Christ means, first of all, opening our hearts to God’s word, which the Church passes on from generation to generation. This truth is not an abstract concept reserved for a chosen intelligent few. Instead, it is a message that all of us can receive and understand thanks to the wisdom of a heart open to the grandeur of God, who loves us even before we are aware of it. Christ himself is this truth. By taking on our humanity, even to its very limits, he has made himself the way – demanding, yet open to all – that leads to the fullness of life”. – Pope Francis
Let us allow ourselves to be AMAZED and MOVED BY A GOD WHO SHOWS HIS TENDERNESS! …
To enter into the season of Advent is to begin once again from the Lord…
21 November, Anniversary of the Foundation of the Institute of the Sisters of Charity known as Sisters of Maria Bambina.
We are all pilgrims on a journey….
Love one another… you will have God’s blessing
Christ is alive! We need to keep reminding ourselves of this, because we can risk seeing Jesus Christ simply as a fine model from the distant past, as a memory, as someone who saved us two thousand years ago. But that would be of no use to us: it would leave us unchanged, it would not set us free. The one who fills us with his grace, the one who liberates us, transforms us, heals and consoles us is someone fully alive. (cv 124)
O God, our refuge in trials, our strength in sickness, our comfort in sorrow, spare your people, we pray, that, though rightly chastised now by affliction, we may find relief at last through your loving mercy.
In this evening, we keep vigil, contemplating Jesus who gives himself into the hands of the Father, whose will he fulfills perfectly; into the hands of sinners, for whom he lives the Passion; into the hands of death, which he will win. In the humble and surprising sign of the bread broken and given, we recognise this mystery of love.
With the list of evils that the Gospel of Mark presents in front of us, it is important to acknowledge: “it touches us”, that is we are not exempted from these things; these are attitudes that we have within. These attitudes are present in us and could surprise us at every moment. Let us examine ourselves