The Building of a Civilization of Love

The third area of commitment that comes with love is that of daily life with its multiple relationships. I am particularly referring to family, studies, work and free time. Dear young friends, cultivate your talents, not only to obtain a social position, but also to help others to “grow”. Develop your capacities, not only in order to become more “competitive” and “productive”, but to be “witnesses of charity”. In addition to your professional training, also make an effort to acquire religious knowledge that will help you to carry out your mission in a responsible way. In particular, I invite you to carefully study the social doctrine of the Church so that its principles may inspire and guide your action in the world. May the Holy Spirit make you creative in charity, persevering in your commitments, and brave in your initiatives, so that you will be able to offer your contribution to the building up of the “civilisation of love”. The horizon of love is truly boundless: it is the whole world!

- Pope Benedict XVI, WYD 2007 MESSAGE, Growing in love each day


3:12. Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect: but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus.
3:13. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But one thing I do: Forgetting the things that are behind and stretching forth myself to those that are before,
3:14. I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus.


-St. Paul to Philippians

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Church is mourning

I though I was going to post something about Chiarra Lubich last time, but I was not able to. Here it is posted on the schoenstatt official website.
Now, you may have heard that today was her funearal. EWTN was supposed to brodcast her funeral Mass. I don't know if I missed it, or if it is yet to come. But you can still watch it here.

I knew the focolared movement when I was in Africa at about the same time I joined schoenstatt. I didn't join it but it was great to be with focolare people.

My condoleances to all focolare and focolarini. She was a great Mother to all of us.

The Church is also mourning the archibishop of Irac who was kidnaped and was found recently dead.

May eternal light shine upon them.
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