Posted on 09/15/2021 05:25 AM ()
Pope Francis thanks the people of Slovakia before taking off back to Rome, concluding his 34th Apostolic Visit abroad.
Posted on 09/15/2021 05:07 AM ()
During a whirlwind three days in Slovakia, Pope Francis tells the people to persevere in the faith, while seeing for himself a Church of charity, and one which breaths with “two lungs”
Posted on 09/15/2021 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Some find it strange, even slightly naughty, that I shut off the news after the elections of November 2020. My experience has taught me otherwise. Having no longer handed my mind over to the distant, impersonal forces that seek to occupy it, I have abandoned my anger and discovered the world anew in front of my eyes, thanks to prayer. I started praying all fifteen decades of the Rosary (you’ll pardon me if I am old-fashioned) back when Pope Francis made this request in October 2018. Things already seemed bleak enough back then to merit it. Now, the Rosary is my constant companion throughout the day. Very recently it struck me: Why aren’t there wrathful mysteries to ponder? Anger, we are told, is the appropriate response to evil and injustice. Yet the hell of condemnation that characterizes…
Posted on 09/15/2021 02:37 AM ()
Celebrating his final Mass on Slovak soil near the National Marian Shrine of Šaštín on Wednesday, Pope Francis invites Slovaks to imitate Mary in her journey, her prophecy and her compassion.
Posted on 09/15/2021 00:59 AM ()
Pope Francis joins the Bishops of Slovakia for a Moment of Prayer on Wednesday, the last day of his 34th Apostolic journey.
Posted on 09/14/2021 23:54 PM ()
On September 15, Slovakia celebrates the feast of its Patron, Our Lady of Sorrows, It is also the day in which Pope Francis comes to venerate this beloved mother. Ahead of the Pope’s visit, Wednesday the stage is set with thousands expected at Šaštín for this Eucharistic celebration.
Posted on 09/14/2021 11:33 AM ()
Pope Francis on Tuesday spends the third day of his apostolic visit in the East of Slovakia where the programme includes, the celebration of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy at Prešov, a visit to the Roma Community at Lunik IX, and a meeting with young people in Košice.
Posted on 09/14/2021 10:00 AM ()
On the final day of his Apostolic Journey to Slovakia, Pope Francis pays a visit to the town of Šaštín which is known as a pilgrimage site where people come to venerate the statue of the Our Lady of Sorrows.
Posted on 09/14/2021 09:22 AM ()
Pope Francis meets with young people in Slovakia at the Košice Lokomotiva Stadium and answers three of their questions, on love for each other and love for the cross.
Posted on 09/14/2021 07:40 AM ()
One highlight of Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia was Tuesday’s meeting with the Roma community in Kosice during which he called for their integration.