Novena for the Feast of the Assumption – Day 4

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption – Day 4 “Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! sing joyfully, O Israel! Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!” (Zep 3:14) St. John Damascene, an outstanding herald of this traditional truth, spoke out with powerful eloquence when he compared the bodily Assumption of […]

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption – Day 3

“The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” (Lk 1, 49) The fact that the Apostolic See has made the celebration of the feast of the Assumption ever more solemn, has certainly and effectively moved the attentive minds of the faithful to appreciate always more completely the magnitude of […]

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption – Day 2

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption 6 – 14 August Day 2 “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;my spirit rejoices in God my saviour. For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.” (Lk 1: 46-48) From antiquity, the celebration of either the […]

Novena for the Feast of the Assumption – Day 1

The Virgin Mary, throughout the course of her earthly pilgrimage, led a life troubled by cares, hardships, and sorrows, and that, moreover, what the holy old man Simeon had foretold actually came to pass, that is, that a terribly sharp sword pierced her heart as she stood under the cross of her divine Son, our […]

“Call me Mother”

We recall the words of the Virgin of Revelation who, with her maternal goodness, came to recall a lost son, and therefore all of us, to conduct ourselves in a way that does not deviate towards “strange doctrines” (Heb 13:9) but is conduct that is worthy of a Christian. On the 12th April 1947, the […]

The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

The 29th June is the day in which we celebrate the ancient feast of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul, patrons of Rome. The importance of this Solemnity is shown by the fact that in the fourth century three Masses were celebrated on this feast: one at St Peter’s Basilica, the other at Saint […]

DAY 3 Triduum of The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

  “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Lc 22, 31-32). For I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is […]

DAY 2 – Triduum of The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

  “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” (Jn 6:68-69) For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church […]

Day 1 Triduum of The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just […]

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

“I will bless every place in which an image of my Sacred Heart is exposed and honoured” This is one of the 12 beautiful promises of the Sacred Heart.  At the end of this novena, to celebrate this Solemnity, we invite everyone to “enthrone” the image of the Sacred Heart, giving Him a special place […]