On the Occasion of the Opening of the 2018 Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons First Sunday of Advent, 03 December 2017   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Grace and Peace to all of you! We are on the 6th Year of our 9-year Spiritual Journey towards 2021 – the 500th Year after […]

Acknowledging that Sunday, Pentecost, marked the ‘birth’ of the Church, Pope Francis has stressed: “The coming of the Holy Spirit transforms men [who are] closed because of fear, into courageous witnesses of Jesus.”   Pope Francis made this observation on the afternoon of Saturday, June 3, at Rome’s Circus Maximus for the Vigil of Pentecost […]

  Pope Francis has outlined three Apostolic attitudes of St. Paul, encouraging all ‘shepherds’ to keep them in mind during their ministry.   According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis gave this lesson during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, as he reflected on today’s first reading, where St Paul addressed the church leaders […]

‘Pope Francis is a hero. A father to everyone’   These words were expressed to Zenit by a beaming Momoh Muhammed, 19, who arrived from Nigeria in 2016, and is now living not far from Genoa in Savona. Zenit was speaking to young people of all ages in the crowd ahead of the Holy Father’s […]

At 7.30 Saturday morning, Pope Francis departed by air from Rome’s Ciampino airport for his pastoral visit to the Archdiocese of Genoa.   Upon arrival at the airport in Genoa, the Pope was received by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the city’s archbishop, Giovanni Toti, president of the Liguria region, Fiamma Spena, prefect of Genoa, the mayor […]

When you have an important decision to make, and not only then, open your heart to the Holy Spirit.   According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis gave this recommendation during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, saying we should constantly be engaged with Him, Who can move our hearts and inspire us.   […]

When I was younger, fresh out of college, I was not really sure what to make out of life. While trying to make sense of it all, I dreamt of being in the missions.  I can’t remember how I stumbled upon the idea of trying to join a Catholic Lay Mission group then.  I went […]

The religious symbol that everyone looks forward to on Christmas season is the Christmas tree.  The design is almost universal – put up with varied decors that are colorful, shaped like flowers, bells, hearts, stars, trumpets, angels, balls, snowmen, Santa Claus, animals and many more – all glittering!   In Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Radio Maria […]

Marahil marami na sa atin ang may debosyon at di matawarang pagkalinga sa Mahal na Birheng Maria.  Ngunit kung hihimayin natin ang mga pangyayari kung paano ito nagsimula at kung nasaan na tayo ngayon, dito magkakaroon ng pagkakaiba.  Maaaring ang iba ay may malalim nang pang-unawa sa kanyang relasyon sa Birheng Maria at ang iba […]

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