Posts Tagged ‘universal call to holiness’

Pope Francis and the Call to Holiness in Today’s World

Monday, April 9th, 2018

“Rejoice and be glad.” With these words from Matthew’s Gospel (5:12), Pope Francis begins his apostolic exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate: The Call to Holiness in Today’s World,” released today.  The Holy Father’s goal with this document “is to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Universal Call to Holiness

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Yesterday, the Church celebrated All Saints Day, a solemnity for all the saints in heaven, known and unknown.  Today is All Souls Day, which the Church sets aside for us to remember and cherish those members of our spiritual family who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith.  In particular, we offer […] [Read more]

Saints in the Making

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

We are all called to be saints – to be holy. As Saint Paul said to the Church in Thessalonica, “This is the will of God – your holiness” (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Jesus himself issued the call in his Sermon on the Mount. He was addressing the crowd when he said, “So be perfect, just […] [Read more]