Way of the Cross: suffering seen through the eyes of children – Vatican News

Way of the Cross: suffering seen through the eyes of children The briefing for the Vatican’s worldwide telecasts of Holy Week and Easter celebrations offers background information on the liturgies, especially this year’s Way of the Cross meditations authored by children. More than 170 broadcast networks and outlets globally will be linked for the celebrations. By Vatican News Pope Francis has called on the faithful to look at the sufferings of humanity through the eyes of children by entrusting them this year with the meditations for the Way of the Cross.  He asks us to consider more deeply their perspective of the world today, especially in this tragic time of the pandemic. The presenters at the worldwide telecasts briefing highlighted these dimensions during the Good Friday morning meeting held in the Sala Marconi of Palazzo Pio, home of Vatican News and Vatican Radio. Deputy editorial director of Vatican Media, Alessandro Gisotti, and Roberto Romolo, head of the International Relations Office of Vatican Media, hosting the meeting, remembered that today marks the 16th anniversary of the death of St. John Paul II, who participated spiritually in his last Way of the Cross on March 25, 2005, an unforgettable moment captured on video...

May we never betray Jesus…

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD March 30, 2021  TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK WORD of the DAY  Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant… He leaned back against Jesus’ chest and said to him, “Master, who is it?” Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.” So he dipped the morsel and took it and handed it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot… Simon Peter said to him, “Master, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, though you will follow later.” Peter said to him, “Master, why can I not follow you now?  I will lay down my life for you.” Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.”   (John 13: 21,25-26,33,36-38) How shall I live this Word?    The gratuitousness of the excess of Jesus’ love is not understood...

Seven Days with Pope Francis – Vatican News

Seven Days with Pope Francis At the start of the last week of Lent, Pope Francis asked all Christians to witness to the cross of Christ, the mystery we will contemplate during Holy Week. By Felipe Herrera-Espaliat The Angelus on Sunday and the General Audience both took place in the library of the Apostolic Palace due to anti-Covid precautionary measures.  These same measures will characterise the Holy Week/Easter liturgies in which a small number of the faithful will be present. The Pope assures us that as we continue to face a time of trial, Mary Most Holy is close to us with her maternal tenderness. Source: Seven Days with Pope Francis – Vatican...