The cross is the price of true love. Lord, give us the strength to accept and carry our crosses!
Holiness doesn’t mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith.
Fifty years ago, Vatican II spoke of communications. Let us listen to, dialogue with, and bring to Christ all those we encounter in life.
We are all called to be friends with Jesus. Don’t be afraid to love the Lord.
Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!
The Church invites everyone to be embraced by the Father’s tenderness and forgiveness.
It is hard to forgive others. Lord, grant us your mercy, so that we can always forgive.
Let’s try to be open to God’s word, and open to the Lord’s surprises when he speaks to us.
The Church is missionary. Christ sends us forth to bring the joy of the Gospel to the whole world.
To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.
The Sacraments are Jesus Christ’s presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion.
The Kingdom of Heaven is for those who place their trust in the love of God, not in material possessions.
To be saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.
The Saints were not superhuman. They were people who loved God in their hearts, and who shared this joy with others.
Confessing our sins may be difficult for us, but it brings us peace. We are sinners, and we need God’s forgiveness.
Jesus kept his wounds so that we would experience his mercy. This is our strength and our hope.
Dear young people, always be missionaries of the Gospel, every day and in every place.
Take care of God’s creation. But above all, take care of people in need.
We remember the Philippines, Vietnam and the entire region hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Please be generous with prayers and concrete help.
God loves us. May we discover the beauty of loving and being loved.
Our life must be centred on what is essential, on Jesus Christ. Everything else is secondary.
I ask all of you to join me in prayer for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda especially those in the beloved islands of the Philippines
The Year of Faith is about to end. Lord, in this graced moment, help us to take the Gospel seriously.
Saints are people who belong fully to God. They are not afraid of being mocked, misunderstood or marginalized.
We need courage if we are to be faithful to the Gospel.
I thank all missionaries, men and women who quietly work hard for the Lord and their brothers and sisters.
The fight against evil is long and difficult. It is essential to pray constantly and to be patient.
Christians know how to face difficulties, trials and defeat with serenity and hope in the Lord.
If money and material things become the center of our lives, they seize us and make us slaves
We are all sinners. But God heals us with an abundance of grace, mercy and tenderness.
Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you! I thank you with all my heart and ask you to continue praying for me
Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity.
The “throw-away” culture produces many bitter fruits, from wasting food to isolating many elderly people.
Being a Christian means renouncing ourselves, taking up the cross and carrying it with Jesus. There is no other way.
The crucifix does not signify defeat or failure. It reveals to us the Love that overcomes evil and sin.
If we are to know the Lord, we must go to him. Listen to him in silence before the tabernacle and approach him in the Sacraments.
To follow Jesus means putting him first, and stripping ourselves of all the things that oppress our hearts.
We cannot give up in the face of evil. God is Love and he has defeated evil through Christ’s death and resurrection.
Our prayer cannot be reduced to an hour on Sundays. It is important to have a daily relationship with the Lord.
Dear young people, do not be afraid of making decisive choices in life. Have faith; the Lord will not abandon you!
Lord, have mercy! Too often we are blinded by our comfortable lives, and refuse to see those dying at our doorstep. #Lampedusa
When we encounter the Cross, we turn to Mary: Give us the strength, Mary our Mother, to accept and embrace the Cross!
The mystery of the Cross, a mystery of love, can only be understood in prayer. Pray and weep, kneeling before the Cross.
The secret of Christian living is love. Only love fills the empty spaces caused by evil.
Mercy is the true power that can save humanity and the world from sin and evil.
Dear young people, you have many plans and dreams for the future. But, is Christ at the center of each of your plans and dreams?
Do we truly pray? Without an abiding relationship with God, it is difficult to live an authentic and consistent Christian life.
Where we find hate and darkness, may we bring love and hope, in order to give a more human face to society.
Every marriage has difficult moments. But these experiences of the Cross can make the path of love even stronger.
We do not become Christians by ourselves. Faith is above all a gift from God which is given to us in and through the Church.