"The great Saint Teresa of Avila wrote: “Humility is truth. It is becoming aware of and accepting the truth of who we are.” "
"What do I really and most seriously want? Peace. The end of stress in my life. Health for my grandchild. Just one more year for that friend who has terminal cancer"
"My experience of accompanying people through the Exercises is that their contemplation on the unspecified events of ages twelve to thirty in Jesus’ life can be invaluable for people who are seeking to grow in more intimate knowledge of Jesus."
"There are many good things the international community can learn from being in solidarity with South Sudan and South Sudanese women."
"JRS Colombia fully embraces the call of the Holy Father Francisco: to welcome, to protect, to promote, and to integrate migrants, refugees, internally displaced people and victims of violence. "
"We need to find our own patterns for showing our love for God. There are as many forms of prayer as there are individuals. My interior life must be mine, not yours."
?Pope Francis has published a new thoughtful document - a letter addressed to all faithful and even to all men and women of good faith - on human fraternity. We asked one of his close collaborators, Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ, to tell us about the meaning of this major document".
"What is especially striking about Vatican II was Pope John’s “cordial invitation to the faithful of the separated communities to participate with us in this quest for unity and grace” (p 161), who were urged to send observers. During the council, between fifty and a hundred observers were present f
"Paul is reminding the Philippians to live out the selfless attitude that should arise as a normal response to being rooted and grounded in Christ."
" . . .the reality is that I always have a choice about how I respond to all that happens – the power of the earth, all that happens to my body or a pandemic."
"The Gospel today offers a great example of persistence."