SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER TIME May 17, 2020 WORD of the DAY Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. (1 Peter: 3: 15-16) How shall I live this Word? It is not easy to live and witness to hope, especially in the period we are living. But a hopeless Christian is not credible because to hope is to tell the world that there is always another possibility, that there is still something to do. And we cannot forget that we believe in the Resurrection of Jesus, we who have seen Him suffer and die and meet Him alive in the Eucharist. We who have seen the signs He has done in the Gospel and in our lives. We cannot forget this even if the time we are living is sad, painful, suffered. If our God has conquered all this, there is still hope for...

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...