Tired of all the bad news

While we can't deny the difficulites for so many people at home and overseas, it's important to take account of the positives, and to spread the Good News. I don't know who said this but; "No-one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side." Blessings..

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Blessed Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI who was Pope from 1963 to 1978 was beatified this morning by Pope Francis in Rome. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was in attendance for the ceremony which was held at the end of the extraordinary Synod on the Family.

Today the church celebrates World Mission Sunday. It is fitting that Pope Paul (named after St.Paul who travelled all over Europe to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ) is beatified on this day as he was the first Pope to travel overseas and the first Pope to travel by aeroplane. 

Among the countries Pope Paul visited was The Holy Land, The United Nations in New York, Uganda, and the Philippeans... In all this, he took the papacy to the people in a new way. It also paved the way for further Apostolic journeys by John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and lately Francis. 

Blessed Paul VI - Pray for Us.


Saturday, 4 October 2014

St. Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis' Prayer Before the Crucifix

Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me
true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity,
sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out
Your holy and true command. Amen.