What does skydiving have to do with virtue? Very little. Sorry to disappoint you.

By Sr. Kristin M. Tenreiro, SHM

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From 1981 to 1989, Our Lady came once more to visit her children, this time on the continent of Africa. She appeared in the small town of Kibeho, in the Diocese of Gikongoro (Rwanda), as the “Mother of the Word, Our Lady of Sorrows.” She came to call her children to conversion and repentance – “Repent, repent!”.

By Sr. Emma Haynes, SHM

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H.M. Television has had the grace of being able to interview Monsignor Emil Nona, bishop of the Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in Sidney, former Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq from 2010 to 2015. Part of the interview is taken from a conference held in the Parish of Saint Cajetan in Madrid and organized by the Catholic organization of Aid to the Church in Need.

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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.

Mercy Rejects the Mistakerev182

“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.