Letter #174, 2023, Sun, Dec 3: Assisi Prize

    Pope Francis with Bishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi, Italy. The Assisi bishop will be in Rome on Tuesday, December 5, to award a special "Francis of Assisi and Carlo Acutis" prize     Letter #174, 2023, Sunday, December 3: Assisi Prize     The bishop of Assisi, Domenico Sorrentino, will be in Rome, in Vatican City, on Tuesday, December [...]

Giving Tuesday: Gifts from Dr. Robert Moynihan

"Deepen your knowledge of Jesus. This ends loneliness, overcomes sadness and uncertainty, gives real meaning to life, curbs passions, exalts ideals, expands energies in charity, brings light into decisive choices. Let Christ be for you the Way, the Truth, and the Life." —St. Pope John Paul II (Pope from 1978 to 2005) May 4, [...]

Hunger for Sacraments, Hunger for Truth, #GivingTuesdayNOW

“Do not be ashamed to enter again into the Church... These are two things: sin and repentance. Sin is a wound; repentance is a medicine. Just as there are for the body wounds and medicines, so for the soul are sins and repentance. However, sin has the shame and repentance possesses the courage.” —St. John [...]

Letter #13, 2017: Holy Saturday

April 15, 2017, Holy Saturday From Norcia to Chieti During Holy Saturday, on the Vigil of Easter, silence. Time to stand apart. To stand aside. To divest of all, thoughts, hopes, judgments, even fears. To divest, to unclothe, as did Francis of Assisi, before the bishop of Assisi in 1207, when he gave back everything to [...]

Letter #61, 2016: Appeal from Assisi

September 20, 2016, Tuesday -- Appeal for Peace from Assisi "This is the spirit that animates us: to bring about encounters through dialogue, and to oppose every form of violence and abuse of religion which seeks to justify war and terrorism." —Declaration of Assisi, released today in Assisi, Italy, as a common call from representatives of [...]

Letter #5: Assisi on Wednesday of Holy Week

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 “A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.” —Simone Weil, the great French Jewish mystic who died in 1943 at the age of 34 "The (Roman) emperor (Hadrian) said to Rabbi Joshua b. Hananiah, "I desire greatly to see thy God." Joshua requested him to stand facing the [...]