by-grace-of-god:

Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Simoni during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Simoni, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labor for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors wanted.

by-grace-of-god:

Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Simoni during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Simoni, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labor for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors wanted.

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by-grace-of-god:

Inspiring sculpture by Timothy Schmalz to be installed at Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. 

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Pray for our enemies

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous…

Matthew 5:44

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Jesus, Prince of Peace

dismusthgoodthief:

Jesus, Prince of Peace,
you have asked us to love our enemies
and pray for those who persecute us.
We pray for our enemies and those who oppose us.
With the help of the Holy Spirit,
may all people learn to work together
for that justice which brings true and lasting peace.
To you be glory and honor for ever and ever.

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fatherangel:

Ordination Mass of Father William Carmona Lopez, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital chapel. He was a seminarian at Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas, studying for the Diocese of Nashville, TN.

Recently, he found out that he is dying, in his last stage of cancer. His bishop flew out from Nashville on Monday, September 8, 2014, to ordain him a deacon and a priest in the hospital. Archbishop Garcia of San Antonio was also present for the Mass, along with Father’s seminarian brothers.

It is a very touching and simple celebration. Father is off to one side, participating from his hospital bed, in critical condition. Please pray for him and for all our seminarians.

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theraccolta:

One of the newly ordained gives his first blessing to one of the seminarians

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Abducted by Bandits and Forgotten by the World

The story of Fr Michael Kayal

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hope-liveson:

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Prayer card painted by St. Therese of Liseaux

hope-liveson:

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Prayer card painted by St. Therese of LiseauxLogo

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inmytsinelas:

What a beautiful and humble start to his papacy.

Viva il Papa!

Viva Papa Francisco!

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