Pope leads mass vigil for peace

Pope Francis led a mass vigil for peace in Syria on St Peter’s square as millions of Catholics worldwide were joined by other faiths in a day of fasting and prayer. Tens of thousands gathered in St Peter’s Square for the four-hour event, with smaller gatherings held in churches, mosques and synagogues around the globe. …

Pope Francis: Christianity is a way of life, not a label

By Kerri Lenartowick Vatican City, Aug 25, 2013 / 09:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Sunday Angelus audience, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of truly living a Christian life rather than letting it become a superficial label. “In the gospel, Jesus tells us that to be a Christian is not to have a ‘label’ but …

Will you join Pope Francis in prayer and fasting for peace in Syria on September 7th?

Will you join Pope Francis in prayer and fasting for peace in Syria on September 7th? May no effort be spared in guaranteeing humanitarian assistance to those wounded by this terrible conflict, in particular those forced to flee and the many refugees in nearby countries. All men and women of good will are bound by …

We must respond with our lives

“It is easier to preach than to live the Virgin Mary’s messages – but what works is the latter, as Christians are called to lead by example”, says visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti who points to the Pope for inspiration. Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti Witnessing the Christian faith only works when it is being lived, not merely talked about, …

Mary Is the Mother of Missionaries, Says Pope

Reflects on Mystery of Visitation at Prayer Vigil VATICAN CITY, JUNE 1, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Christians are asked to go beyond their comfort zone to bring Christ to others, and it is Mary who is their companion and “solicitous mother” in their missionary endeavors, says Benedict XVI. The Pope said this Monday evening in the Vatican …

Fatima Shrine Receives Golden Rose

Pope Recalls “Invisible Hand” That Saved John Paul II  FATIMA, Portugal, MAY 12, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI’s first stop today upon arriving by helicopter to Fatima today was to the Chapel of Apparitions to pray and to give Our Lady a Golden Rose. The Pope knelt before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, recalling …

Cardinal Bozanic in Rome at the first session of the Commission for Medjugorje

La prima sessione della Commissione internazionale per Medjugorje presso la Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede si svolgerà dal 24-26 marzo 2010.   Arcivescovo croato, il Cardinale Josip Bozanić sara presente a questo primo incontro dei 20 maggiori esperti. Lo riporta l’Ufficio del Arcivescovo di Zagabria e venne da me attraverso IKA. Preghiamo per tutti….. La Santa Luce …

“Easter egg from the heart” Medjugorje

Largest Croatian Easter egg, “Easter egg from the heart”, 2.05 m tall, 1.5 m wide, with a stand that is 120 kg heavy, gift of Koprivnica – Krizevci County, was officially exposed in front of the church of St. James in Medjugorje. This event was even more beautiful thanks to singing of Children Choir “Doves …

Pope Benedict XVI Meets With Croatian Prime Minister

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 15, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI met with the prime minister of Croatia, Jadranka Kosor, on Saturday in the Vatican. After this audience, Kosor met with the Pope’s secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, along with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for relations with states. A Vatican communiqué reported that the “focal point of …

Pope John Paul II “Medjugorje – The Spiritual Heart of the World”

By Daniel Klimek , source http://www.ministryvaules.com                                                                      March 13, 2010 Pope John Paul II once powerfully observed, “Today’s world has lost its sense of the supernatural, but many are searching for it –and find it in Medjugorje, through prayer, penance, and fasting.” The late pontiff and future saint, his holiness, spoke these words on August …