Monthly Archives: July 2013

Be friends with Jesus in order to be his disciples

I’m in the airport in Rio waiting for a flight to Sao Paolo where I will spend about 10 days with some bishops from different parts of the world to share some time of communion and fraternity. Most of them … Continue reading

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Holy Father: “go, do not be afraid and serve”

We had a beautiful closing Mass for World Youth Day in which the Holy Father urged us to “go, do not be afraid and serve.” It was a simple but profound message for all of us. Pope Francis cautioned the … Continue reading

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Mass with pope: simple and profoundly prayerful

On Saturday bishops, priests, deacons, seminarians, women and men in consecrated life met at the cathedral of Rio de Janeiro – St. Sebastian – for Mass with the pope. The Mass was simple and profoundly prayerful. Last night the vigil … Continue reading

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The sun is out in Rio!

Last night we were at Copacabana Beach for the official arrival of Pope Francis to World Youth Day. The young people were “electric” (and I might add a few bishops as well). The pope spoke in Portuguese and Spanish strongly … Continue reading

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Holy Father reminds us not to forget the elderly during our joy with World Youth Day

 

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Getting ready for opening ceremony

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Greetings from Rio de Janeiro and World Youth Day

I have arrived in Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day. I will keep you up to date day by day during WYD. Please join all the pilgrims (many young pilgrims on my flight from Miami) in praying for all … Continue reading

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