Under her mantle


In a world of orphans, Mary is the mother who fully understands us and defends us, because she too has personally experienced the same humiliations which, for example, are suffered by the mothers of prisoners today. Celebrating Mass in the Chapel of Santa Marta on Thursday morning, 15 September, the Feast of Our Lady of […]

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The Triumph of Love

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A message of hope and rebirth released on the 75th anniversary of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s martyrdom at Auschwitz “Faith means deciding to stay with the Lord, to live with Him.” So Father Raffaele Di Muro concludes in his study of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Maximilian Kolbe: The Triumph of Love (Vatican Publishing House, 2016). The book […]

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“With the name of Jesus on their lips”: On Martyrdom


The Copts who were beheaded because they were Christians, died “with the name of Jesus on their lips”; they truly understood “the scandal of the Cross”. The “path of martyrs” is part of everyday Christian life, also in the family, the the defense of human rights and in the experience of the sick. It is […]

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