"‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, "Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me." Then the righteous will answer him, "Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?" And the king will answer them, "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." Then he will say to those at his left hand, "You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me." Then they also will answer, "Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?"Then he will answer them, "Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me." And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’" Mt 25: 31-46
Saint of the Day
The Seven Holy Servite Founders
(Mid 13th century)
Can you imagine seven prominent men of any large modern city banding together, leaving their homes and profession, and going into solitude for a life directly given to God? That is what happened in the cultured and prosperous city of Florence in the middle of the 13th century. At this time, the city was torn with political strife as well as by the heresy of the Cathari; morals were low and religion neglected.
On the feast of the Assumption in 1233, seven of the members of a Florentine Confraternity devoted to the Holy Mother of God were gathered in prayer under the presidency of Alessio Falconieri. The Blessed Virgin appeared to the young men and exhorted them to devote themselves to Her service, in retirement from the world.
‚ÄúNo to Ideology‚ÄĚ: Pope Meets Jesuits of Central America
February 15, 2019. Article in “La Civilta Cattolica”
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Archbishop Follo: The Beatitudes
February 15, 2019. With the wish to understand that the Beatitudes are the law of joy.
‚ÄėWe Must Rediscover the Reality of the Sacred Liturgy,‚Äô Pope Francis Appeals
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Pope Francis‚Äô Dialogue With Engaged Couples on Valentine‚Äôs Day 2014
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Pope Reminds Christians to Pray in Secret
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Holy Father Cites Example of Saints Cyril and Methodius
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Holy Father Approves Decrees Regarding Eight Candidates for Sainthood
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General Audience: Pope Continues Teaching on ‚ÄėOur Father‚Äô
February 13, 2019. English-Language Summary of Holy Father’s Commentary
‚ÄėHe Rose Again‚Äô
February 12, 2019. A Quirk in the English-Language Creed
Holy Father Asks Intercession of St. Saint Josephine Bakhita to End Slavery
February 10, 2019. ‘Saint Josephine Bakhita, help all those that are trapped in slavery.’
England: Cardinal Nichols Preaches Against Modern-Day Slavery
February 10, 2019. ‘Their fate is not distant from us. We have to recognize how we too are part of the dynamics of life which lead to their captivity.’
Holy Father Stresses Importance of Moral Theology in Daily Life
February 09, 2019. Marks 70th Anniversary of Alphonsian Academy – Higher Institute of Theology
Santa Marta: Martyrdom as a Service and Mystery
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Archbishop Follo: Vocation is a Gift Given with Forgiveness
February 08, 2019. With the invitation to understand that our vocation is not a choice we have to make, but an answer to the proposal of Christ.
Human Trafficking: No One Can Wash His Hands Without Being an Accomplice
February 07, 2019. Pope Francis’ Video for the Month of February.
Pope‚Äôs Morning Homily: Conversion Heals, Creates Us Anew
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Middle East: Make the Seed of Fraternity Grow and Bear Fruit
February 06, 2019 15. Pope Francis’ Greetings to the Arabic-Speaking Pilgrims at the General Audience
India: Cardinal Turkson to Lead Delegation for 27th World Day of the Sick
February 06, 2019. ‘You received without payment; give without payment’ (Mt 10: 8)
Pope Institutes Feast of St. Pope Paul VI on Roman Calendar
February 06, 2019. ‘Pope Francis, assenting to the petitions and desires of the People of God, has decreed that the celebration of Pope Saint Paul VI, should be inserted into the Roman Calendar on 29 May with the rank of optional memorial’