Letter to Friends and Benefactors #81
Dear Friends and Benefactors, At this year’s end it is appropriate to look back at the main events in the Church and in the Society so as to learn from them the lessons that will enable us to help advance the reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In this analysis of the present situation, we will not forget that “all is in the hands” of Divine Providence which, without diminishing human freedom, infallibly disposes all things so that they work together for the good of those who love God (cf. Rom 8:28). This in no way relieves us of our obligations; quite ...
Video : Interview with Bishop Fellay, Menzingen, November 2013
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The Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium
On November 26, 2013, Pope Francis published the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium (the joy of the Gospel), which was to be a synthesis of the Synod on the new evangelization that Benedict XVI had called together in October 2012. In fact, the new pope hardly takes this synod into account, and leaves to the local episcopates the care of drawing for themselves the conclusions that they find useful. He prefers, in this document, to develop the themes that seem important to him and that he has already exposed here and there in the first eight months of his pontificate. Thus ...
Pope Francis Exhorts the Faithful to Go to Confession
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, during the general audience at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis spoke of the Church as possessing the “power of the keys”, a symbol of the mission Christ gave to His apostles: “Receive the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven; whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.” “Today,” lamented the pope, “so many people do not understand the ecclesial dimension of forgiveness, because individualism and subjectivism dominate and we, Christians, undergo their influence, too. The penitent confesses his sins to the priest who grants him God’s pardon. At that moment he knows ...
Philippines: Live from Tacloban, after Typhoon
November 30, 2013, Yolly Gamutan sent a new report on the situation. She expressed the fear of rain enters the inhabitants of a small village on the island of Samar, and outlines the current living conditions in Tacloban. "Yesterday, I visited a village in Samar which was also affected by the typhoon and I think it might be an ideal place for a one-day satellite mission because it is just an hour ride away from Tacloban crossing over San Juanico Bridge. We gave a sack of rice to the relatives of Ate Inday Aseo there. Ate Inday had occasionally conducted some ...
Latest news from the mission to the Philippines
November 24, 2013, Yolly Gamutan, the nurse-in-chief of the Rosa Mystica medical mission, sent a report on the situation in Tacloban (250,000 inhabitants), the city most affected by Typhoon Haiyan, on island of Leyte. "Major roads are now clear, more people returning to their homes to clean up the mess. By December the place might be clean, though it remains to be seen how infrastructure reconstruction will progress. The hotels are starting repair works. I hope to book rooms for volunteers by mid-December. At the moment, all inns and hotels are fully booked despite the damage because journalists and foreign volunteers from ...
France: The Restoration of the Chartres Cathedral
Notre Dame de Chartres, the archetype of a Gothic cathedral, was built immediately after the fire that ravaged the 11th century Romanesque cathedral in 1194. It only took about 30 years (1194 to about 1230) to build the main structure, which is thus of an impressive unity and interior harmony. The Chartres Cathedral, where Our Lady’s veil is preserved, draws visitors who come to admire its innovative architecture, the greatest ensemble of stained-glass windows of the 13th century, and its three sculpted portals. This immense building, built over 800 years ago and spared by the wars and the Revolution, has nonetheless ...
Upcoming eventsMasses in Scandinavia November 2013 (During Fr Lindström’s visit 7-18 November)
Masses in Scandinavia December 2013 (During Fr Lindström’s)
USA: Retreat Schedule
DocumentsInterview mit Bischof Bernhard Fellay, Menzingen, November 2013
Carta aos amigos e benfeitores n° 81
Brief an die Freunde und Wohltäter Nr. 81