During his homily at the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis spoke on the importance of sharing little gestures of love within the family. These little acts of love are vital to the heart of a parish family, too. Lisa Schmidt shares six examples of little gestures we can do within our parishes to welcome others and foster a culture of encounter.
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Upon returning from Philadelphia, Monica McConkey realized that her favorite part of the #WorldMeetingofFamilies2015 was…meeting families! Meet these awesome Catholic families!
Susan Bailey presents imagery from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and little kitten in a wheel chair to illustrate the power of the Pope’s message that “every creature, particularly a living creature, has an intrinsic value.”
Roxane Salonen shares her experience during the World Meeting of Families, observing that she stayed away from the mainstream news and focused on the beautiful gift of the worldwide gathering unfolding before her.
Kelly Wahlquist shares her personal experience of the World Meeting of Families and the opportunity to pray with and see Pope Francis.
From the press bridge atop Madison Square Garden, Karee Santos describes how Pope Francis energized and unified the faithful at the papal Mass on Friday, September 25.
Courtesy of Vatican Radio, we’re sharing the full text of the Pope’s farewell speech delivered Sunday, September 27th, at Philadelphia International Airport
Courtesy of Aleteia.org, we’re sharing the full text of Pope Francis’ homily at the Mass for the Conclusion of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of Vatican Radio, we’re sharing Pope Francis’ remarks to the U.S. Bishops in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of the Holy See Press Office, we’re sharing Pope Francis’ address to the prisoners at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of the Holy See Press Office, we’re sharing the remarks made by Pope Francis at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary today after meeting with survivors of sexual abuse by clergy, teachers or family members.
Courtesy of Vatican Radio, we’re sharing the full prepared text of Pope Francis’ address at the Prayer Vigil for the Meeting of Families in Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.