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By Sister Paqui Morales, S.H.M.

How much are you worth? A lot! A ton! But this value does not depend on you, on what you have, on your capabilities. Jesus gave you this value.

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“You do not understand anything. Don’t you realize that just as other members of the faithful will be saved by receiving communion, I will be saved by my tears and by being obedient to the Church?”

by Sr. Rocío Galmés, S.H.M.

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Fr. José Francisco, ordained seven years ago, is currently the Pastor at Perales del Río, a small town in the Diocese of Getafe (Madrid). Although they were originally from Seville, his family moved to Madrid for work. In this providential way, he found out about the seminary in Getafe, where he studied and was later ordained a priest. He went to Perales del Río to substitute the previous pastor who was ill and he has spent the last two and a half years there.

sanjustinoBehold, a virgin shall conceive, and bring forth a son, and they shall say for His name, “God with us.”

St. Justin states that “Christ, the Son of God, first existed before the morning star and the moon, yet deigned to become Incarnate, and be born of this Virgin of the family of David”.

By Fr. Félix López, S.H.M.

bienaventuradoslospobresBlessed are the poor for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

By Sr. Paqui, S.H.M.

The year 2012 was coming to an end, and we were at 7:00am Mass in the Church of the Merced in Portoviejo, Ecuador. Before Mass started, Sr. Ruth Maria pointed out a little old lady that seemed like she had just come out of a fairytale. She was probably ninety something years old, walked hunched over, had grey hair, bright eyes and a little girl’s smile. She was with a man younger than her that looked like he could be her son.

How We Met the HomeCCEH

We met the Home of the Mother on April 22, 2014. On that day in the morning, Juan and our daughter Clara Ziguo went to the chapel of the Valencia Clinic Hospital to make a visit to the Lord. It was the week of Easter and during Easter vacation. On their way out, they happened to meet two Servant Sisters, who we knew by sight from the Holy Hours that they lead on Tuesdays in this same chapel, but who we had never met before. They talked for awhile and exchanged contact information. My husband sent me a message a little while after to update me, and we talked about how happy we were to finally have contact with them, since we were curious to meet them.

750º Anniversary of Corpus Christi

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This year is the 750th anniversary of the institution of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi as a holy day of obligation for the Universal Church. In the Bull of Institution in Pope Urban IV’s “Transiturus de hoc mundo,” issued August 11th, 1264, the Holy Father affirms: “Although the Eucharist is celebrated solemnly every day, we deem it fitting that at least once a year it be celebrated with greater honor and a solemn commemoration. Indeed we grasp the other things we commemorate with our spirit and our mind, but this does not mean that we obtain their real presence. On the contrary, in this sacramental commemoration of Christ, even though in a different form, Jesus Christ is present with us in his own substance. While he was about to ascend into Heaven he said ‘And lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age’ (Matthew 28:20)”.

By Sr. María Luisa Belmonte, S.H.M.

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Pope Francis addresses the youth of Asia at the Shrine of Solmoe

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This past February 7th, Pope Francis authorized the publication of the decree that recognizes the martyrdom of the servants of God Paul Yun Jichung, a Korean layman, and 123 other martyrs assassinated in Korea out of hatred for the faith between 1791 and 1888. The Pontiff himself will preside the beatification ceremony during his upcoming trip to South Korea, the 14th to the 18th of August, 2014. In 1984, Pope John Paul II canonized 103 other martyrs of the Korean Church. Prominent among these martyrs is Saint Anthony Kim Taegon, priest and martyr.
By Sr. M. Luisa Belmonte, S.H.M.

Interview
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Massimo Gandolfini, age 62, is married and has seven adopted children and four grandchildren. In 1977, he earned a degree in Medicine and Surgery, specializing in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychiatry. He is currently Director of the Department of Neurosciences  at the Institute for Clinical Health Care in Brescia (Italy), where he also serves as Primary Neurosurgeon. He is also the National Vice-President of the Association “Science and Life” and medical expert on neuroscience for the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints.    

“What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences.”