The saints are our brothers and sisters who have welcomed the light of God in their heart and have passed it on to the world, each according to his or her own “hue”.
70th Anniversary of the Canonisation of Saints Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa. There is a special and unique opportunity for us.... 16.00 - (time in Italy)Holy Mass from the our Santuario, in Lovere, behind closed doors. It will be precided...
The two Saints appear, first of all, together, in mutual relationship, one in need of the other, mutually complementary, thanks to their individual differences: together and distinct, each with her personal endowments and functions, for the good of the same undertaking…
…Only love safeguards the life we have because it embraces our fragility and transforms it. It is God’s love that turned death into a passage of life, that changed our fear into trust, our anxiety into hope. God can change everything into good…
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.
At the foot of the Cross : A contemplative prayer – the Cross of Christ narrates the deepest ‘wish’ of God that surpasses our every expectation and continues in time as the sign of a love that is greater than what we can ever imagine.
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
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.