Posts Tagged ‘Saint John XXIII’

The Pope, Touchstone of Faith and Unity

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Early Sunday morning I watched our Holy Father, Pope Francis, give his Angelus talk – the comments he shares before praying the Angelus with the huge crowd – tens of thousands – gathered in Saint Peter’s Square each Sunday. Here, this enormously popular and revered successor to Peter spoke about the tenderness of Jesus, his […] [Read more]

Saint John XXIII and the Continuity of Truth in Charity

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

When Saint John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962, he knew that he would not live much longer, having been diagnosed with cancer, but he was prepared.  He had given himself over entirely to God long before, humbly abandoning himself to loving Providence while seeking holiness during his pilgrim journey on […] [Read more]

Saint John Paul II

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

The Church today canonizes two holy men of our age, Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II.  Each gave profound witness to the Gospel, and this moment of grace provides an opportunity to express our appreciation for their lives, love and guidance.  A couple of days ago on this blog we reflected on the […] [Read more]

Saint John XXIII

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Known for its beauty, art and architecture, one of the grandest structures of Venice is the Basilica of Saint Mark, the saint we commemorate today.  Traditionally believed to contain the relics of the Evangelist, the Basilica is the cathedral for the Patriarchate of Venice.  It was from here that the Cardinal-Patriarch Angelo Roncalli departed to […] [Read more]

Jesus, I Trust in You! The Divine Mercy of the Lord Endures Forever

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

God, who is rich in mercy, sent his only begotten Son so that we might be reconciled to him and attain life everlasting.  Traditionally during the eight days beginning with Easter Sunday, the Church meditates upon this infinite mercy of God.  Saint Augustine called this period “the days of mercy and pardon,” culminating on the […] [Read more]