The Pope of Mercy

Eight years ago this evening we first met the new Holy Father, Pope Francis, when he stepped out onto the loggia of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Although we didn’t know him at that moment, our first clue to his pontificate was the name he had just chosen...

His Word To Us

“Prior to every word of ours about God, there is His word to us, His Word who continues to tell us: ‘Do not be afraid, I am with you. I am at your side and I will always be there’.” – Pope Francis   The Father is revealed to us most...

Love With Madness

From time to time, I read something – a line here  or there, as much as anything longer than this – which really sticks with me. This turned out to be one of those days. After reading the news this morning, I decided to catch up with what friends were...

Pope Francis on the Psalms

Prayer is the connection between God and man, the channel of communication and the bridge which allows and facilitates that communication. It is in prayer, where we come before the Lord in all our littleness, that we truly open ourselves to Him and to the action of...

With A Father’s Heart

Yesterday was the 15oth anniversary of the dedication of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Catholic Church. To celebrate this anniversary, our Holy Father Pope Francis unexpectedly announced the commencement of a Holy Year – the Year of Saint Joseph. Pope...

Keeping Faith

“Jesus, I TRUST in You!”- Divine Mercy devotion   Faith is not really Faith until it is tested – until then, the danger is that it is mere habit; sometimes it is only when Faith is tested in a crucible of fire that it really comes into it’s...

A Call To Peace

“We need to develop the awareness that nowadays we are either all saved together or no one is saved” – ‘Fratelli Tutti’ (Pope Francis) In his recent Encyclical Letter ‘Fratelli Tutti’, on the call to fraternity and brotherhood, our Holy...

The Homeland Above

“With God, nothing is lost! In Mary, the goal has been reached and we have before our eyes the reasons why we journey: not to gain the things here below, which are fleeting, but the homeland above, which is for ever.” – Pope Francis With these words issued...

Revolution Of Tenderness

“We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.” – Pope Francis The Church dedicates the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This Heart of Jesus is the seat and the...