Filippo D' Alsazia, Vezzeggiativo Di Scarpa, Petto Di Pollo Alla Piastra Calorie, Sposalizio Di Santa Caterina Fra Bartolomeo, Via Baldo Degli Ubaldi 14 Milano, Laboratorio Analisi Formia Ospedale, Pizzeria Santa Margherita Belice, " /> Filippo D' Alsazia, Vezzeggiativo Di Scarpa, Petto Di Pollo Alla Piastra Calorie, Sposalizio Di Santa Caterina Fra Bartolomeo, Via Baldo Degli Ubaldi 14 Milano, Laboratorio Analisi Formia Ospedale, Pizzeria Santa Margherita Belice, " />
I greet the refugees and migrants present in the Square around the monument entitled âAngels, unawaresâ (cf. Let us pray together in silence for peace in the Caucasus. I greet all of you, the faithful from Rome and pilgrims from various countries, in particular, the families from the Focolari Movement. This year I wished to dedicate my Message to the internally displaced, who are forced to flee, as also happened to Jesus and his family. Let us give thanks to God for this new Blessed, an example of contemplation of the mystery of Calvary and tireless in the exercise of charity. I wish everyone a happy Sunday, Please do not forget to pray for me. Today is also World Tourism Day. I greet with gratitude the representatives of the Pastoral Ministry for Health from the Diocese of Rome, thinking of the many priests, women and men religious and lay people who have been, and remain, beside the sick, in this time of pandemic. The name comes from the Latin word for Angel and the prayer itself reminds us of how Jesus Christ assumed our human nature through the Mystery of the Incarnation. Conversion is a grace we must always ask for: âLord, give me the grace to improve. This is the image of those who receive the Word of God with momentary enthusiasm, which however, remains superficial; it does not assimilate the Word of God. I greet all those who gathered this morning at the port of Civitavecchia-Tarquinia for the Eucharistic Celebration. After praying the Angelus, the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters, the International Day of the Sea falls on this second Sunday in July. Yesterday in Naples, Maria Luigia of the Blessed Sacrament, in the world Maria Velotti, was proclaimed Blessed; she was the Foundress of the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters Adorers of the Holy Cross. The Angelus is a special prayer recited by Catholics three times a day, at 6am, noon, and 6pm and is accompanied by the ringing of the Angelus bell. Embracing the Word of God therefore, means embracing the personage of Christ; of Christ himself. How the Lord always waits for us; he is always beside us to help us; but he respects our freedom. And I return once more to that advice: always keep a handy copy of the Gospel with you, a pocket edition of the Gospel, in your pocket, in your purse â¦ and then, read a short passage every day, so that you become used to reading the Word of God, understanding well the seed that God offers you, and thinking with what soil do I receive it. To the fatherâs invitation to go and work in the vineyard, the first son impulsively responds âno, Iâm not goingâ, but then he repents and goes; instead the second son, who immediately replies âyes, yes dadâ, does not actually do so; he doesnât go. This would be distraction, a great danger of our time. And I wish you all a happy Sunday, a peaceful Sunday. We can ask ourselves: what type of terrain am I? I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened. There the seeds spring up quickly, but they also soon wither away, because they are unable to sink roots to any depth. Do I resemble the path, the rocky ground, the bramble bush? âLike Jesus, forced to fleeâ, likewise the displaced, migrants. And the sea carries me a little farther away in my thoughts: to Istanbul. But this, even the smallest concrete commitment, cannot be made without grace. We may do so like a path, where birds immediately come and eat the seeds. In my land we say: âA good face in bad weatherâ. Jesus does not indicate publicans and prostitutes as models of life, but as âprivileged by Graceâ. In this way, at the first difficulty, such as a discomfort or disturbance in life, that still-feeble faith dissolves, as the seed that falls among the rocks withers. Here, and here alone does the seed take root and bear fruit. And I would like to underscore this word, âgraceâ. Saint Matthew, who was a publican, a traitor to his homeland. Enjoy your lunch. I extend warm greetings to all those who work at sea, especially those who are far from their loved ones and their country. A grace that God offers to anyone who opens up and converts to him. Mt 13:1-23), Jesus tells a great crowd the Parable — that we all know well — of the Sower, who casts seeds over four different types of terrain. Thank you! Saint Peter's SquareSunday, 27 September 2020. If we want, with the grace of God, we can become good soil, ploughed and carefully cultivated, to help ripen the seed of the Word. And I greet the pilgrims from Siena who have come to Rome on foot. Give me the grace to be a good Christianâ. May Mary Most Holy help us to be docile to the action of the Holy Spirit. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! v. 31). Faith in God asks us to renew every day the choice of good over evil, the choice of the truth rather than lies, the choice of love for our neighbour over selfishness. May the Lord sustain your commitment! Mt 13:1-23), Jesus tells a great crowd the Parable â that we all know well â of the Sower, who casts seeds over four different types of terrain. Those who convert to this choice, after having experienced sin, will find the first places in the Kingdom of heaven, where there is greater joy for a single sinner who repents than for ninety-nine righteous people (cf. The exponents of this âfaçadeâ of religiosity, of which Jesus disapproves, in that time were âthe chief priests and the elders of the peopleâ (Mt 21:23), who, according to the Lordâs admonition, will be preceded in the Kingdom of God by âtax collectors and prostitutesâ (cf. In this Sunday's Gospel passage (cf. There, the Word grows a little, but becomes choked, it is not strong, and it dies or does not bear fruit. Please, do not forget to pray for me. In this Sunday's Gospel passage (cf. There are so many different flags! Indeed, these people, listening to his preaching, repented and changed their lives. Cos'è l'Angelus. And he anxiously awaits our âyesâ, so as to welcome us anew in his fatherly arms and to fill us with his boundless mercy. Beset by lots of small talk, by many ideologies, by continuous opportunities for distraction inside and outside the home, we can lose our zest for silence, for reflection, for dialogue with the Lord, to the point that we risk losing our faith, not receiving the Word of God, as we are seeing everything, distracted by everything, by worldly things. I offer my encouragement to those who work in tourism, particularly small family businesses and young people. Enjoy your lunch. Thinking about Godâs patience is wonderful! Obedience does not consist in saying âyesâ or ânoâ, but always in taking action, in cultivating the vineyard, in bringing about the Kingdom of God, in doing good. Our remembrance and our prayer go to them, in a particular way, and to those who assist them. Todayâs Gospel passage calls into question the way of living a Christian life, which is not made up of dreams and beautiful aspirations, but of concrete commitments, in order to always open ourselves to Godâs will and to love for our brothers and sisters. Arrivederci. The Word of God, symbolized by the seeds, is not an abstract Word, but rather Christ himself, the Word of the Father who became flesh in Mary's womb. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! Saint Peter's Square Sunday, 25 October 2020 . We can also â a third possibility that Jesus mentions in the parable â receive the Word of God like ground where thorny bushes grow. No, this is not Jesusâ teaching. It reminds us that the Word of God is a seed which in itself is fruitful and effective; and God scatters it everywhere, paying no mind to waste. L’Angelus è una preghiera recitata in ricordo del Mistero perenne dell’Incarnazione tre volte al giorno: alle 6 della mattina, a mezzogiorno e alla sera verso le 18, momento nel quale viene suonata la campana dell’Angelus. This is why it is important to accustom oneself to listening to the Word of God, to reading it. May the Virgin Mary, perfect model of good and fertile soil, help us, with her prayer, to become willing soil without thorns or rocks, so that we may bear good fruit for ourselves and for our brothers and sisters. After the Angelus the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters, there has been worrying news of conflicts in the area of the Caucasus. In today’s Gospel passage (cf. With this simple example, Jesus wants to go beyond a religion understood only as an external and habitual practice, which does not affect peopleâs lives and attitudes, a superficial religiosity, merely âritualâ, in the ugly sense of the word. Because conversion is always a grace. Let us think of Matthew, for example. Thank you for what you have done, and for what you are doing. 21:28-32). Each one of us is ground on which the seed of the Word falls; no one is excluded! And I now greet you, dear faithful of Rome and pilgrims from various parts of Italy and the world. This Parable of the Sower is somewhat the âmotherâ of all parables, because it speaks about listening to the Word. He also demonstrates this with the parable of the two sons, which is offered to us in the Gospel of Matthew (cf. Thank you! Lastly â the fourth possibility â we may receive it like good soil. Lk 15:7). There are several different ways to receive the Word of God. Heb 13:2), which I blessed one year ago. This affirmation must not lead us to think that those who do not follow Godâs commandments, those who do not follow morality, saying, âIn any case, those who go to Church are worse than usâ, do well. He is the One who melts the hardness of hearts and disposes them to repentance, so we may obtain the life and salvation promised by Jesus. But conversion, changing the heart, is a process, a process that purifies us from moral encrustations. Such is the heart of God! Today the Church celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Saint Peter's Square Sunday, 12 July 2020 . With his preaching on the Kingdom of God, Jesus opposes a religiosity that does not involve human life, that does not question the conscience and its responsibility in the face of good and evil. In todayâs Gospel, the one who makes the best impression is the first brother, not because he said ânoâ to his father, but because after his ânoâ he converted to âyesâ, he repented. And at times it is a painful process, because there is no path of holiness without some sacrifice and without a spiritual battle. I offer a special thought to women and to all the people committed in the fight against breast cancer. The pandemic has harshly struck this sector that is so important to many countries. Often one is distracted by too many interests, by too many enticements, and it is difficult to distinguish, among the many voices and many words, that of the Lord, the only one that makes us free. ANGELUS. Another possibility: we may receive the Word of God like rocky ground, with little soil. Grace. Jesus tells them: âthe tax collectors, meaning the sinners, and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before youâ. I pray for peace in the Caucasus and I ask the parties in conflict to perform concrete acts of good will and brotherhood that may lead to resolve the problems, not with the use of force and arms, but through dialogue and negotiation. I hope that everyone may soon pick themselves up again from the current difficulties. It is already present in our heart, but making it fruitful depends on us; it depends on the embrace that we reserve for this seed. Arrivederci. Mt 22:34-40), a doctor of the Law asks Jesus “which is the great commandment” (v. 36), that is, the principal commandment of all divine Law. After the Angelus the Holy Father continued: Dear brothers and sisters, there has been worrying news of conflicts in the area of the Caucasus. I pray for peace in the Caucasus and I ask the parties in conflict to perform concrete acts of good will and brotherhood that may lead to resolve the problems, not with the use of force and arms, but through dialogue and negotiation. The Word is given to each one of us. ANGELUS. The seed fallen upon this fertile soil represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, safeguard it in their heart and put it into practice in everyday life. With this âgood faceâ I say Good Morning to you. God is patient with each of us: he does not tire, he does not desist after our ânoâ; he leaves us free even to distance ourselves from him and to make mistakes. Battling for good; battling so as not to fall into temptation; doing for our part what we can, to arrive at living in the peace and joy of the Beatitudes.
Filippo D' Alsazia, Vezzeggiativo Di Scarpa, Petto Di Pollo Alla Piastra Calorie, Sposalizio Di Santa Caterina Fra Bartolomeo, Via Baldo Degli Ubaldi 14 Milano, Laboratorio Analisi Formia Ospedale, Pizzeria Santa Margherita Belice,