faith and spirituality

The Christian symbolism of the Christmas Tree

The story of the Christmas tree begins in England, where the very young Winfrid decided to enter a Benedictine monastery over the objections of his parents. Winfrid grew in holiness and piety but yearned to […]

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A simple prayer – St.Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, […]

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Love is more than friendship

Friendship is the first level of love. When you love someone you know the happiness of being together. Nothing is done in the same way, because you are no longer alone even when you are […]

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Give me a sweet and humble heart

Holy Mary, Mother of God, preserve in me the heart of a child, pure and clean like spring water; a simple heart that does not remain absorbed … in its own sadness; a loving heart […]

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John Paul II to the Nigerian families

Onitsha (Nigeria), With the Apostle Paul I say to you: “You are God’s chosen race, his saints; he loves you, and you should be clothed in sincere compassion, in kindness and humility, gentleness and patience. […]

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John Paul II to the Nigerian young people

Onitsha (Nigeria), Dear young men and women of Nigeria, This afternoon the Pope belongs to you! I am truly overjoyed to see you here in your teeming thousands from all parts of your vast country. […]