How to Pray with Pope Francis Today 3/27/2020: Live 1PM Eastern Time

How to pray with the Pope on Friday Join Pope Francis in prayer and receive his extraordinary “Urbi et orbi” blessing and plenary indulgence on Friday at 6pm Rome time. By Linda Bordoni Faithful across the world are invited to join Pope Francis spiritually in prayer on Friday, 27 March at 6 pm Rome time. The initiative was announced by Pope Francis on Sunday during the Angelus when he said “I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the means of communication”. It follows Wednesday’s live-streamed ceremony during which Christians of all denominations were able to join the Holy Father in praying the “Our Father” in this time of global crisis and fear due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pope announces extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing The Director of the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the moment of prayer on Friday will be broadcast live from the Vatican, beginning at 6 pm Rome time. He noted that the plenary indulgence attached to the Urbi et orbi blessing is subject to the conditions foreseen by the recent Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary.  Pope Francis will pray before an empty Square from the sagrato of St. Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately...

Pandemic’s Cure: The Priest’s Desert Quarantine

Last night I walked into a memory at my former parish, something long-forgotten, and tears began to well.  With all things COVID-19, the pastor had smartly relocated the monstrance from the small Adoration chapel into the main church, where adorers could spread out and kneel in their desire to be close to the exposed Blessed […] Source: Pandemic’s Cure: The Priest’s Desert...

A la hora de la Divina Misericordia se bendijo estas ciudades desde el cielo [FOTOS]

A las 3:00 de la tarde, hora de la Divina Misericordia, el Santísimo Sacramento sobrevoló las ciudades de Los Ángeles y Santiago, en Chile, para derramar bendiciones sobre la población ante la emergencia sanitaria del coronavirus (COVID19). Source: A la hora de la Divina Misericordia se bendijo estas ciudades desde el cielo...

The Eucharist: Foretaste of Heaven

Our loving reception of the Lord in the Eucharist is the most intimate way in which the Trinity allow us to taste heaven on earth. This precious sacrament truly is the “pledge of future glory.” St. John Paul II describes with heartfelt emotion how we are raised to heaven when we are present at Mass, […] Source: The Eucharist: Foretaste of...