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December is the month of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas. It is a time of waiting and of longing.
Longing is the very definition of what it means to be human. We long for food, we...Read more
Each year on December 3 the Church celebrates the feast of St. Francis Xavier, a great Jesuit missionary who traveled the world to teach others about Jesus.
It is also the day that the Pope’s...Read more
In The Pope Video of December, Francis asks us to pray that the elderly of every culture will be respected and taken into consideration.
(Vatican City, December 4th, 2017) — In the last The Pope...Read more
On this World Day of Prayer, we reflect on Pope Francis’ prayer intention for this month: “that the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience...Read more
In the United States we celebrate each year "Thanksgiving," a national holiday when families across the country gather together to eat, laugh and enjoy each other's company. It is a special time in...Read more
“And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word’” (Luke 1:38).
During this month the Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of Mary in the...Read more
It is a long Catholic tradition to pray for the dead throughout the year but especially in the month of November.
Praying for the Dead is based on the Scriptures and on the Apostles’ Creed: “We...Read more
In the latest edition of The Pope Video from the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the Holy Father prays for coexistence and mutual understanding among Christians and followers of other religions in...Read more
On this World Day of Prayer, we reflect on Pope Francis’ prayer intention for this month: “That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and...
“On one of those wintry days [Saint Josemaría Escriva] looked down at the snow and saw foot-prints left by bare feet. He realized that they had been made by one of the Carmelite friars who had...Read more