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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2018 World Day of Vocations

Dear Brothers and Sisters. Next October, the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will meet to discuss the theme of young people and in particular the relationship between young people, faith and vocation.  There we will have a chance to consider more deeply how, at the centre of our life, is the call to joy that God addresses to us and how this is “God’s plan for men and women in every age” (SYNOD OF BISHOPS, XV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment, Introduction). The Fifty-fifth World Day of Prayer for Vocations once ...

20th Anniversary of Saint-Gabriel Solidarité

Saint-Gabriel Solidarité celebrated its 20th Anniversary on June 2017, in La Hillière (Thouaré-sur-Loire). The feast was marked by the Eucharist, a buffet lunch and an overview of all the events that have spanned its 20 years of existence. At the beginning of the mass, Brother Robert Bauvineau, President of Saint-Gabriel Solidarité, talked about the meaning of charitable commitment. He greeted the representatives of the 4 continents and paid a tribute to the French Brothers who dedicated a part of their life or their entire life to the mission. He recalled the memory of Brother Alphonse Tine, who died in a ...

Message for World Day of Communications: Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time

Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time: Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely.  That news may be good or bad, true or false.  The early Christians compared the human mind to a constantly grinding millstone; it is up to the miller to determine what it will grind: good wheat or worthless weeds.  Our minds are always “grinding”, but it is up to us to choose what to feed them (cf. SAINT JOHN CASSIAN, Epistle to Leontius). I wish to address this message …

Pope to students: ‘Overcome globalization of indifference with freshness of Gospel’

Vatican: Pope Francis invited international students on Thursday to overcome the “globalization of indifference” with “the freshness, actuality, and daring of the Gospel.” He was speaking to participants of the IV World Congress on the Pastoral Care of International Students, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. The theme of the World Congress takes Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium as its focus, examining its contribution to moral challenges in the intellectual world. The Holy Father invited the students to approach their studies as a springboard to contributing to a healthier society. He reminded them ...

Pope Francis: Advent calls us to enlarge our horizons

Rome: Pope Francis marked the beginning of the new liturgical year at the Angelus for the First Sunday of Advent. On this Sunday, he said, the Gospel introduces us to one of the most “evocative” themes of the Advent season: the visit of the Lord to humanity. Pope Francis pointed out three visits of the Lord: the first, in the past, with the Incarnation, and Birth of Jesus at Christmas; the second, in the present, as Jesus visits us continually, every day; and the final visit, in the future, when Jesus “will come again in glory to judge the living ...

Vatican announces themes for upcoming World Youth Days

Vatican: The Dicastery for Laity, the Family, and Life issued a communiqué on Tuesday listing the themes for the next three World Youth Days (WYD). The press release notes that the themes were chosen by Pope Francis “for the three-year World Youth Day journey that will culminate at the international celebration of the event to be held in Panama in 2019.”  World Youth Day is celebrated at the diocesan level each year on Palm Sunday, with an international gathering every two to three years. The most recent international Day was celebrated in August, 2016, in Krakow, Poland. The Blessed Virgin ...

At close of Jubilee, Pope Francis says it’s a reminder of what’s essential

Vatican City, Nov 20, 2016 – On Sunday Pope Francis closed the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, officially marking the end of the Jubilee of Mercy, which he said is a reminder that love is at the core of God’s attitude, rather than power and prestige. “This Year of Mercy invites us to rediscover the core, to return to what is essential,” the Pope said Nov. 20, the Feast of Christ the King. The “time of mercy” lived during the Jubilee serves as a call to look to “the true face of our King,” and to rediscover “the youthful, …

Sustainable development goal 2 – Achieve food security

Feeding the poor has been an activity of charity for centuries and even today.  Montfort always championed the cause by taking a poor person in all the places he was invited and raising the awareness of the society and composed so many canticles. Today the world has moved from charity to right based approach. Food Security for all is one such awakening of the global society. We, Montfortians, want to network with all in achieving this goal. Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture 2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all …

Italy earthquake: damage as central Italy hit again

Italy has been rocked by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake, hitting the central Italian region already reeling from a series of destructive quakes. The epicentre of the latest earthquake, according to initial reports, was about 40 miles (68km) south-west of Perugia and close to the town of Norcia, which had been hit by two successive quakes on Wednesday night that caused extensive damage. There were no initial reports of fatalities but the head of Italy’s civil protection agency, Fabrizio Curcio, said “a dozen” people were injured, with one person described as being in a serious condition. Emergency services pulled three people from the …

A LIFE DONATED FOR THE PROGRESS OF THE POOR

A LIFE DONATED FOR THE PROGRESS OF THE POOR Istituto Ca’ Florens Istrana Italia. Adozioni a distanza in India. Our Founder St. Louis Grignion de Montfort cared for the poor. Mother Teresa, a friend of mine, cared for the poor, because of my friendship with her, I have taken her as the Patron of our charitable activities for helping the poor children. The Brothers of Istituto Ca’ Florens have different apostolic and social activities for the welfare of poor people. Every activity is concentrated on providing education as a basic condition for any human progress. One of them is Adozioni …