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Vincentian Priests and Brothers martyrs beatified 13 October 2013 in Spain

Some 25,000 people were attending the ceremony of 522 “martyrs of the 20th century in Spain” in the eastern city of Tarragona Sunday, October 13, 2013. Among them were 42 members of the Vincentian Family: 11 priests and 3 brothers from the Congregation of the Mission, 27 Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent [...]

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Prayer for St. Vincent de Paul

September 27 is the death  anniversary of Saint Vincent de Paul, patron saint of all charitable works, founder of the Congregation of the Mission, co-founder of the  Company of the Daughters of Charity, spiritual inspiration for millions who want to see Christ in the face of the Poor.  Here is the text of the Collect [...]

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Bishop of Brooklyn visits St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on Father’s Day

2013 Father’s Day has been a special day for St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY and for  Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, the seventh Bishop of Brooklyn. As part of his pastoral duties he makes visitations of Catholic parishes in Brooklyn and Queens. This Sunday, June 16, Bishop Nicholas came to meet [...]

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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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