*EN: Consoling those who suffer we are able to help build a better world. *PT: Consolando os que sofrem, poderemos construir um mundo melhor. *ES: Consolando a los que sufren, seremos capaces de construir un mundo mejor. *IT: Consolando quanti soffrono, saremo in grado di costruire un mondo migliore *FR: En consolant ceux qui souffrent, nous serons en mesure de construire un monde meilleur. *DE: Wer die Leidenden tröstet, kann eine bessere Welt bauen. #solidarietà
Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
*EN: We achieve fulfilment when we break down walls and our heart is filled with faces and names! *PT: E ganhamos plenitude, quando derrubamos os muros e o coração se enche de rostos e de nomes! *ES: ¡Y alcanzamos plenitud cuando rompemos las paredes y el corazón se nos llena de rostros y de nombres! *IT: Acquistiamo pienezza quando rompiamo le pareti e il nostro cuore si riempie di volti e di nomi! *FR: Et nous atteignons la plénitude quand nous brisons les murs, pour que notre cœur se remplisse de visages et de noms ! *DE: Und die Fülle erreichen wir, wenn wir die Wände einreißen und sich unser Herz mit Gesichtern und Namen füllt!A photo posted by Pope Francis (@franciscus) on
Monday, August 8, 2016
Our next trip to Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino will be Thursday, August 18, 2016. The bus will leave at 9:30 am sharp from the front of St. Columba Church. The cost is $35.00. Please make checks payable to Saint Columba Church and bring check to the St. Columba rectory during office hours or drop it in the Convent mail slot to the attention of Sr. Anna. If you decide to go on that day, the cost is $40.00. Please spread the word to all you think may be interested. See you on the bus!
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Saint Peter's Square
- Wednesday, 3 August 2016 -
Pope Francis resumed his weekly audiences today at the Paul VI Audience Hall, after taking a break during the month of July. He recounted his experience at WYD in Krakow, including his prayerful moment at the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. He also commented on the unity he witnessed between the youth from around the world.
The Pope said,"The young continue to be a prophetic sign of hope for the future. Waving the flags of their respective countries, they formed a mosaic of fraternity and a joyful response to the challenge of the Gospel.”
SUMMARY OF POPE'S CATECHESIS
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
My recent Pastoral Visit to Poland for World Youth Day took place twenty-five years after the historic visit of Saint John Paul II following the fall of the Iron Curtain. Poland, Europe and the world have changed greatly since then, but the young continue to be a prophetic sign of hope for the future. Waving the flags of their respective countries, they formed a mosaic of fraternity and a joyful response to the challenge of the Gospel.
Poland, with its rich cultural and spiritual heritage, today reminds us that Europe has no future apart from its founding values, centred on the Christian vision of man and including the message of mercy expressed so eloquently in the last century by Saints John Paul and Faustina Kowalska. At Auschwitz-Birkenau, in silence, I pondered all that happened there, remembered the victims, and sensed the mercy of God that made itself felt even in that abyss of evil.
Remembrance serves as a warning and a charge for our own time, so torn by conflicts, hatred and violence. I thank all those who made possible this visit, which offered a sign of fraternity and peace to Poland, Europe and the world.
I greet the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors taking part in today’s Audience, particularly those from Ireland, Sweden, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Aruba, Canada and the United States of America. In a special way, I greet the many groups of young people returning from our celebration of World Youth Day. With prayerful good wishes that the present Jubilee of Mercy will be a moment of grace and spiritual renewal for you and your families, I invoke upon all of you joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ.
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