Courage

The intuition of Magdalene

Mary Magdalene understood that Jesus wanted to “re-create” her, not simply cover up her sins as though with make-up. She had the courage to give a “name and surname” to her own sins, thereby giving an example of allowing oneself to be truly renewed, deep within, by the Lord. Pope Francis explained during his homily for [...]

Courageous women

There are two “attitudes” that are unequivocal “signs” of being a Christian: ‘joyful service’ and “reaching out to others”. In the Mass he celebrated on Tuesday, 31 May, in the Chapel of Santa Marta, Pope Francis offered advice for Christians who “believe they are sufficient” but in reality “are not entirely so”. He invited them to [...]

Day after day

“Today, 24 May, is the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, which is celebrated with special devotion in China. I offer this Mass for all Chinese people, for their great country, that the Lord may bless China”: with these words Pope Francis began the Eucharistic celebration in the Chapel of Santa Marta. In his homily the [...]

On Christian courage: “The real protagonist is the Holy Spirit. He is the only one capable of giving us this grace of courage to proclaim Jesus Christ”

The Holy Spirit alone gives us the “strength to proclaim Jesus Christ up to the final testimony”. And the Spirit “comes from whatever place, like the wind”. In his homily during Mass at Santa Marta on Monday, 13 April, Pope Francis addressed the theme of “Christian courage” which is a “grace the Holy Spirit gives”. His [...]

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