Reflection GOD’S MERCY FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

  “All in the April evening I thought on the Lamb of God.” K. Tynan   When Pope Francis was asked what was the most important thing a believer should do during the Holy Year of Mercy, he replied: “He should open up to the mercy of God, open up his heart and himself, and allow Jesus to come towards him by approaching the confessional with faith, and he should try to be merciful to others.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux prayed: “O Good Jesus, when distress has made me weep, have you not anointed my wounded conscience with the ointment of your mercy and poured in the oil of gladness?” God’s forgiveness is a chance …

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The Holy Family of Bordeaux is a worldwide Spiritual and Apostolic Family founded in 1820 by Pierre Bienvenu Noailles,
a priest of Bordeaux. It is composed of women and men, youth and children, from all vocations and walks of life in
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In Britain and Ireland the Holy Family includes:

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The participants at the Vatican three-day conference, co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the international Catholic peace organization Pax Christi, to evaluate the Just War theory have rejected …

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Pierre Bienvenu Noailles was an enthusiastic young priest of Bordeaux who, at the age of 27, began to found what he then called the Association of the Holy Family

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April 30th, 2016 | Feast of St. Pius V

Jesus everywhere in our modern world we are aware of the persecution of Christians.  Christians,  whether Orthodox or Protestant feel a profound solidarity as disciples of Christ during this time …

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    Jesus conquered evil at the root: he is the Door of Salvation, open wide so that each person may find mercy.