HOLY WEEK with Pope Francis

Pope Francis uses holy water to bless the crowd at the start of Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square on March 29, a week before Easter.

By Laura Ieraci (CNS) The Vatican’s office for liturgical celebrations, headed by Msgr. Guido Marini, released this schedule of events that Pope Francis presided over during Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, March 29, starting at 9:30 am, the Pope blessed the palm and olive branches in St. Peter’s Square before presiding at the celebration of […]

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Carmelite’s Lenten Retreat for the Pope and Curia

Pope Francis studies his breviary while attending the annual Lenten retreat with members of the Roman Curia in Ariccia, Italy.

Put yourselves “in the school of mercy,” the Carmelite priest who directed the Curia’s Lenten Spiritual Exercises, urged Curia members. The Lenten journey of conversion requires Christians to rediscover the “deepest truth” about themselves, cast off their masks and take on the courage to live truth, a prominent Carmelite priest told the Pope and Vatican […]

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