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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

                                                                                                                              

 ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

 

Pope Francis

 

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Today, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love, as we recite the Rosary, we pray especially for peace in Syria and throughout the world.

I invite you to pray the Rosary for peace during the entire month of May

 

 

'I pray to the Lord that the hopes for a future of peace and more brotherly friendship will not be disappointed'

 

Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be dashed, and he urged Catholics during the month of May to pray the rosary for peace.

 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in made a "courageous commitment" April 27 to ongoing dialogue to achieve "a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons," Pope Francis said April 29 after leading some 30,000 people in praying the "Regina Coeli."

 

"I pray to the Lord that the hopes for a future of peace and more brotherly friendship will not be disappointed and that the collaboration may continue bringing good fruits for the beloved Korean people and the whole world," the pope said.

 

Noting that May is a month the Catholic Church dedicates to Mary in a special way, Pope Francis told the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square that he would begin the month with a visit to Rome's Shrine of Divine Love and lead a recitation of the rosary there.

 

"We will recite the rosary praying particularly for peace in Syria and the whole world," the pope said. "I invite you to spiritually join me and to prolong for the whole month of May praying the rosary for peace."

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Pope Francis' Prayer Intention

 May 2018

Responding with Creativity

 

In every era Christians have lived through different challenges, and in every era Christians have been challenged to respond a little differently.

One of the biggest challenges facing Christians today is a move towards a more secular society.

Our communities are more diverse and our families are more splintered. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in our era is the glut of conflicting information including social media constantly demanding our discernment. However, the very same mediums that challenge us as Christians are the mediums we can use to evangelise. 

There has never been an easier time to spread God's word in terms of free publications and social media.

This month Pope Francis invites us to share in his prayer intention

" That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today."

 

 

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