Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Scots Catholic

Calling Scotland's 841,000 Catholics to unite as one voice

Scots Catholic Blog

Blog

Sunday Angelus: Pope Francis asks Mary to ‘Hasten our Steps to Bethlehem’

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 7:51 AM
 
During his Angelus message on the Third Sunday of Advent Pope Francis spoke about the Church being a house of joy.  He said, “The Church is not a refuge for sad people, the Church is a house of joy.”
 
The Pope, referring to the Gospel, said that this joy comes from knowing that we are all welcomed and loved by God and “with His help, we can start anew and overcome sadness and tears, we can “sing a new song”. 
 
The Holy Father said that “Christian joy, like hope, is founded on the faithfulness of God, in the certainty that He always keeps His promises….Those who trust in God, experience a peacefulness in their hearts that nothing and no one can take away.”  He said our joy is Christ and if a Christian becomes sad it can mean that he or she, in a way, has become distanced from Christ.  So, said the Pope, “we must pray for them, and make them feel the warmth of the community.”
 
The Pope concluded the Angelus address with an appeal to our Blessed Mother to “help us hasten our steps to Bethlehem, in order to meet the Child that is born for us, for the salvation and joy of all.”   And, in a special address to children he said, “Dear children, when you pray before your Nativity scenes, remember me too, as I remember you.  Thank you, and happy Christmas!”
 

Categories: Angelus, Catholic, Children, Christian, Christianity, Christmas, Church, God, Jesus, Mary, Our Lady, Pope Francis, Rome, Virgin Mary

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

3 Comments

Reply watches sale
11:41 PM on December 25, 2014 
You can definitely see your skills within the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren't afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.
Reply rolex watch online
7:23 PM on December 26, 2014 
Hiya, I'm really glad I've found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and net and this is really annoying. A good web site with interesting content, this is what I need. Thank you for keeping this web site, I'll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Cant find it.
Reply swiss automatic watch
12:13 AM on January 4, 2015 
There are definitely lots of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a great point to deliver up. I offer the thoughts above as basic inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you convey up the place the most important thing shall be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged round issues like that, however I am certain that your job is clearly recognized as a fair game. Both girls and boys feel the affect of only a moment' pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.
0