Monthly Archives: December 2019
Here is the text of Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on January 1, 2020, with the theme: “Peace as a Journey of Hope: Dialogue, Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion.” Continue reading
As the lights slowly turn on, reflecting off glittery scarves and microphones, nine Catholic sisters, known as the Daughters of St. Paul Choir, begin singing.
“Come on, Jesus, and rescue me,” the sisters sing, “Jesus-ifying” the hit rhythm and blues song, “Rescue Me,” written and originally performed by Fontella Bass and popularized by Aretha Franklin.
This Christmas I invite you to consciously wake up to God’s presence in your life and to bask in the light of Christ. On fire with the joy of Christmas, share the Good News with all whom you encounter. As ambassadors of Jesus Christ, respond to the cries of the poor with concrete responses to their practical needs: Continue reading
“All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.—John 1: 3-4 Continue reading
The committee created by the General Administration for the creation of a Global Network of Marist Schools had her a plenary session in Guardamar, Spain from 2nd to 6th December 2019. This was the second session of the Committee after their maiden meeting in May 2019 at the General House, Rome. Continue reading
Salesians. Rector Major: Intervention at the conclusion of the VIII International Congress of Mary Help of Christians
I’d like to start with a Hail Mary. We are here in the house of the Mother, living an authentic Marian pilgrimage and, as a sign of how much we love her Son and how much we love God, together we say: “Hail Mary”. They asked me to conclude these days. I would like to offer you a summary of what I think should be considered in our Marian journey as a Salesian Family. I would like to do it in a simple way and touching on aspects of our daily life. Continue reading
Two documents are destined to make a lasting mark: Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret in the case of sexual violence and the abuse of minors committed by members of the clergy. He has also decided to change the norm regarding the crime of child pornography by making the possession and dissemination of pornographic images of children under the age of 18 which fall under the category of delicta graviora – the most grave delicts. Continue reading
Claretians: Meeting of the General Government with the Governments of the Organisms of America (MICLA)
After 19 years, we once again met with the General Government and with the Governments that make up the Organisms of America (MICLA), this time at the Villa Claret Retreat Center in Medellín, Colombia with the objective of discerning together the challenges of our missionary life and our responses in America after the canonical visits to the continent and the directives of the 25th General Chapter.
The Department of Collaboration for Mission, International (Cmi) is organising the next preparation program for candidates for the International Communities for a New Beginning, which will take place from 21 April to 25 June 2020 in Europe. If your wish to join in this “dance”, get in touch with your Provincial or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
The Holy Father’s remarks came when he received in audience the Community of the Pontifical Benedict XV Flaminian Regional Seminary of Bologna, on the occasion of the centenary of its founding. Continue reading