For the 149th time, the city of Lourdes, located in southwest France and close to the southern border with Spain, marks the pilgrimage days that were called "the national pilgrimage" because the French were invited annually to commemorate this pilgrimage.
August 22 marks the International United Nations Day to commemorate the victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. On this day, tears well in the eyes of people while remembering their beloved ones who lost their lives because they strongly believed in the freedom of religion or belief, freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to peaceful assembly.
This is a real-life story of a seminarian from the Amazon who used to go fishing with his grandfather. Now he is a fisher of people who preaches the right path to salvation in the company of the Prince of Peace.
Everyone who goes to confession, or rather seeking the divine mercy, by proceeding to the priests present at the Church of Pope Pius X, returns carrying a lit candle and puts it on the stairs of the temple.
At the Sunday Angelus, May 14, His Holiness Pope Francis says that the Holy Bible provokes change and invites us to conversion, like a fire that warms us with God's love, burning away our selfishness and moving us to share His love with others.
It is definitely the love for Lord Jesus that rekindles the flames of faith by eliminating the bleak past so that days to come would by filled with divine blessing and glory.
When the Almighty Lord created humans and gave them free life, certain laws were followed and established which ensure maintaining the happiness of humanity marked by prosperity and progress.
Yet, abuse of this divine freedom has led to complications that persistently caused irreversible damage to humanity, wrought havoc, and led to complications that defame human nature and shove it into abysmal depths of sin.
August 7, 2014 was a bleak day for the Christian Iraqis. It was a day when the chains of evil broke loose with sinister outcome driving thousands of people out of their homes--a matter unfamiliar in modern time--as well as causing a loss of life or rather leading to a doomed future. It was a day when evil unleashed its venom on humanity which tarnished the region with endless violence and despair whose prints are evident until this very moment.
At last a voice calling for the establishment of peace in the Middle East and worldwide has been "reverberating" and covering large swathes of territory, including Iraq and Saudi Arabia among others, while reaching up to thousands of listeners.
In a world shifting on the edge of instability, violence, wars, starvation, and diseases, it is important to resort to logic, grasp the irreversible disasters caused by wars, the lust for power, and listen to what perspicuous persons say while viewing the ailments of the world.
Upon reading the Holy Bible, one realizes that this divine book conveys a message of love, peace, harmony, and forgiveness. Yet delving further into this holy book, one realizes that it extends a unique and nonpareil message which provides healing and innate peace to all those who walk in the steps of Lord Jesus Christ.