August 19, Memorial
The serious question for religious life today is to relaunch the Gospel of the fraternity on a new basis, rich in imagination and evangelical wisdom.
"Being fathers means introducing the child to the experience of life, to reality. Not holding him back, not imprisoning him, but making him capable of choices, and giving him the freedom to leave." (Francis in Patris corde).
In this time of pandemic, it is not a question of understanding religious life to be in crisis, but of finding a sensibility that permeates everyday life when one's regular life is forced to close in on itself. What is the role of religious life in our cities?
Returning love for love — that’s the devotion to the Sacred Heart, returning love to Jesus by loving others, especially those most needing love.”
on the occasion of the Feast of the Sacred Heart
God, who prepared a fit dwelling place for Holy Spirit, in the Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, graciously grant that through her intercession we may be a worthy temple of your glory.
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who glory in the Heart of your beloved Son and recall the wonders of his love for us, may be made worthy to receive an overflowing measure of grace from that fount of heavenly gifts.
Our whole life can be illuminated by Moses’ journey of prayer, who learned to pray and exercised it. It applies to us as well, in a progressive passage of maturation.