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
The Cross of Christ does not only demonstrate Jesus’ silence as his last word to the Father but reveals that God also speaks through silence: “the silence of God, the experience of the distance of the almighty Father, is a decisive stage in the earthly journey of the Son of God, the Incarnate Word.
Her appointment with the Crucified Lord was a must in her day. Their meeting place was «Santa Maria» Church. He, behind the grated glass, looking even more tormented in the picture, and still more utterly alone in his moral anguish, unique …
The beauty of offering oneself to God and others as a response of love….
The same Christ who in Bethlehem, as a Child, accepted the gifts of the Magi Kings, is still the One to whom men and whole Peoples “open their treasures”. The gifts of the human spirit, in the act of this opening before God Incarnate, take on a special value, become the treasures of various cultures, the spiritual riches of Peoples and Nations, the common heritage of the whole of mankind.
Death is not the end, but truly a beginning. God desires for all of us to be in union with Him for all of eternity.
Maria bambina, you who are dear to the heart of Jesus, pray for us
In preparation for the feast of the Pentacost: Come Holy Spirit, make us fruitful disciples…
Mary joyfully embraces her cousin Elizabeth who, while exchanging the greeting, touches gently Mary’s womb with her hand, underlining that she is already ‘touching the mystery’, and she is the first to reveal and witness the truthfulness.
The joy of the kingdom brought to realization can only spring from the simultaneous celebration of the death and resurrection of the Lord. This is the paradox of the Christian condition which sheds particular light on that of the human condition: neither trials nor sufferings have been eliminated from this world, but they take on a new meaning in the certainty of sharing in the redemption wrought by the Lord and of sharing in His glory. …