After I finished my confession and walked out, I couldn’t stop thinking about this woman and why she wept. I couldn’t stop thinking about what her confession meant to her.
Did you know that World Youth Day, takes place at a local level on Palm Sunday every year? So on this coming Palm Sunday, the youth of the world will celebrate World Youth Day 2015!
The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the angel Gabriel's appearance to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38), his announcement that the Blessed Virgin had been chosen to be the Mother of Our Lord, and Mary's fiat - her willing acceptance of God's holy plan. Watch this video reflection for more on today's Solemnity. Happy feast day!
When the voices and prayers ring out in Kraków, Poland for World Youth Day 2016, one group of young adults from Broken Bay will be singing strong….knowing that Australians throughout the celebrations are singing their version of the WYD2016 theme song.
How does an event like World Youth Day impact on a young person’s life? Every pilgrim has a different story….. Fr Paul Kim, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Parish Warnervale, was a young seminarian in South Korea back in 2008 when he won a writing competition that earned him a ticket to World Youth Day celebrations in Sydney, Australia. After graduating high school in 2001, Fr Paul entered the seminary at 19 years of age. Whilst searching for God in his vocation and practising his faith, he still felt he was struggling because of his young age and was looking for a ‘turning point’ in his journey.
The blood of St Januarius liquefied in the presence of a pope for the first time since 1848 on Saturday. The blood of the patron saint of Naples, which is normally solid, partially liquefied after Pope Francis kissed the relic during his day trip to the southern Italian city.
Pope Francis' decision to convoke a special Holy Year of Mercy has its roots in the event that led a teen-age Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the priesthood.
Happy Solemnity of St Joseph! St Joseph is not the biological father of Jesus, whose Father is God alone, and yet he lives his fatherhood fully and completely. He is often overshadowed by the glory of Christ and the purity of Mary. But he, too, waited for God to speak to him and then responded with obedience. St Joseph was a compassionate, caring man - a model of fatherhood and a man of faith.
As the countdown to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow passed the 500-days to go mark, the WYD Organising Committee has teamed up with Spanish social media group 'May Feelings' to launch a virtual marathon of prayers called #prayforWYD.
We don't learn who we are by looking at ourselves and everything that is going on in our lives. We learn who we are by turning our eyes to our Heavenly Father. Get out of your head, put your eyes on Him! Watch this video by Christopher Stefanick for more.
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