Pope Francis Message for Lent 2024

Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2024 constitutes a precious orientation to continue the journey of conversion. It asks us to think of the desert as a place in which God leads us to liberty. A place where we learn to entrust ourselves to God. During their presence […]

The Chair of Peter and the artistic wisdom of Bernini

The ancient Feast of the Chair of Peter has been celebrated in the Church since the third century and was definitively established on the 22nd February by St Pope John XXIII. The Feast celebrates the mission and authority that Jesus entrusted to Simon, the fisherman from Galilee, to lead the people of God towards salvation […]

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

  “Of you my heart has said, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Yahweh, I seek” (Ps 27, 8)   Man has always searched to contemplate the face of God. Jesus told us that “to see Him is to see the Father” (Jn 14:9) and so, the contemplation of Christ’s face is the very contemplation of […]

World Day for Consecrated Life: Here I am Lord, I come to do your will!

The celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life first took place on the 2 February 1997 at the behest of Pope Saint John Paul II. With great enthusiasm, he instituted this anniversary so that every consecrated person would grow in their awareness of the great gift that they have received. In this regard, the […]

Mary, Mother of God, awaits us at the doorway to a New Year

In the transition between one year and the next, Mary, the Mother of God, helps us not to dwell on time that passes, but rather, on time that brings us towards an encounter with God. He who is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb 13:8). On the first day of the new year 2024, […]

Advent: Preparing for the coming of the Lord

Each year, on the 1st Sunday of Advent, the Church heralds the start of a new year. A new year is often a time of ‘resolutions’, ‘new start’ or even renewal. The Church’s year is no different! As the Lord prepared Israel for the coming of the Messiah over the course of 4,000 years, it […]

May Christ’s Kingdom Come! The Solemnity of Christ the King

On the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. Pope Pius XI instituted the Feast in 1925 with the Encyclical Quas Primas so that the Church may honour Christ’s kingship and meditate on what it means to be subject to His ‘sweet’ rule. Indeed, the feast is […]

Prayer for the Solemnity of Christ the King

In the encyclical Quas Primas, Pope Pius XI proclaimed the Solemnity of Christ the King for the Universal Church. To celebrate the Solemnity, the Holy Father requested that mankind be dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus because Christ must reign in the hearts of men so that His Kingdom may come on earth. The […]