Legacy of Pope John Paul II

“As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (I Cor 11: 26)

With these words St Paul reminds the Christians of Corinth that the “Lord’s Supper” is not only a convivial meeting but also, and above all, the memorial of the redeeming sacrifice of Christ. Those who take part in it, the Apostle explains, are united with the mystery of the death of the Lord, and indeed, …

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“May both of them teach us not to be scandalised by the wounds of Christ and to enter ever more deeply into the mystery of divine mercy, which always hopes and always forgives, because it always loves”

“John XXIII and John Paul II cooperated with the Holy Spirit in renewing and updating the Church in keeping with her pristine features, those features which the saints have given her throughout the centuries. Let us not forget that it is the saints who give direction and growth to the Church.” Pope Francis pronounced these …

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“Tantum ergo Sacramentum veneremur cernui” – Let us fall down in adoration of so great a sacrament

Christ who died and rose for us is really present in the Holy Eucharist. In the consecrated Bread and Wine, the same Jesus of the Gospels remains with us whom the disciples met and followed, whom they saw crucified and risen, whose wounds Thomas touched, exclaiming prostrate in adoration: “My Lord and my God!” (Jn …

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“Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife” (Mt 1 :24)

The faith of Mary meets the faith of Joseph. If Elizabeth said of the Redeemer’s Mother, “blessed is she who believed,” in a certain sense this blessedness can be referred to Joseph as well, since he responded positively to the word of God when it was communicated to him at the decisive moment. While it …

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“God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.”

In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential love shared by the three divine Persons: personal love is the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of the Father and the Son. Therefore he “searches even the depths of God,” as uncreated Love-Gift. It can be said that in the Holy Spirit the intimate life of …

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