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Advent Letter of the Superior General

“Hope and renewal are sorely needed in today’s world. The realities of war, violence, poverty, hunger, and injustice all plague us as we live out the Vincentian charism. However, they are not “problems to be solved” but points of entry into solidarity with the human family. Advent awakens and renews our hearts in hope with Christ, our way, truth, and life” – Fr. Gregory Gay, C.M., Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission addresses worldwide Vincentian Family for this Advent Season 2013. Read the whole letter: [...]

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Easter Triduum of Pope Francis: Holy Thursday – Lord’s Supper Mass and homily [full text]

On Thursday evening as the sunset Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River bound for the city’s juvenile prison, Casal del Marmo (in English: ‘Marble House’) to begin the Easter Triduum breaking the tradition of celebrating the Lord’s Supper Mass in the Basilica of St. John on the Lateran. In a tiny simple chapel [...]

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Easter Triduum of Pope Francis: Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass homily [full text]

“A good priest can be recognized by the way his people are anointed.” Pope Francis said in homily given in the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the morning today. “We need to go out, then, in order to experience our own anointing, its power and its redemptive efficacy: to the outskirts [...]

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Pope Francis’ homily on Palm Sunday [full text]

This morning Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Square, Vatican. Thousands of pilgrims filled the Square for the Mass, which marked the beginning of Holy Week. Pope and dozens of Prelates moved through the Square, among the congregation with in a procession with a traditional palm in his [...]

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Homily of Pope Francis during Inauguration Mass [full text]

March 19, 2013, Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Church is the day when Holy Father Francis inaugurated his Petrine Ministry. After traveling around St Peter’s Square with estimated 150,000 people in open papamobile Pope visited the Tomb of St. Peter and next appeared outside the Basilica of St. Peter for the [...]

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First Angelus prayer of Pope Francis

At noon, Sunday, March 17 Holy Father Francis for the very first time appeared in the window of his private apartment as did his predecessors. He showed off right after arrival from the St. Ann church in the Vatican, where he celebrated Sunday Eucharist. Some 200,000 pilgrims filled up the St. Peter’s Square [...]

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