As she puts her hands together in prayer, she asks God to help her heal from the wounds that pushed her away from her faith. She grew up in a devoted Catholic household.
For this is what the Lord says: As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem. When you see this, your heart will rejoice and you will flourish like grass; the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants.
In sacred Scripture the term joy in Hebrew: There are indeed thirteen different verbs and nouns found in the Bible to describe the joy of God, of people and also of creation itself, in the dialogue of salvation. In the Old Testament, these recurrences are most numerous in the Psalms and in the prophet Isaiah.
With creative and original linguistic variations, there are many invitations to joy.
The joy of the nearness of God is proclaimed, the delight in what God has created and made. Hundreds of times in the Psalms there are effective expressions to indicate that joy is both the fruit of the benevolent presence of God and the jubilant echo that it gives rise to, as well as a declaration of the great promise that lies in the future for the people.
As for the prophet, it is the second and third parts of the book of Isaiah that pulse with this frequent call to joy, pointing to the future: It usually implies total exultation embracing the past and the future together.
The First Epistle of Clement (Ancient Greek: Κλήμεντος πρὸς Κορινθίους, translit. Klēmentos pros Korinthious, lit. 'Clement to Corinthians') is a letter addressed to the Christians in the city of Corinth. Sep 15, · Dear Pope Francis: I write this letter to you with a heavy heart full of concern for the Church and for you as the Successor of Peter. We Catholics are called to love you and support you in your difficult ministry in the Church. The previously hidden part of the letter provides the full explanation why Benedict refused to write a commentary on a new Vatican-published compilation of books about Francis’ theological and.
Joy is the messianic gift par excellence, as Jesus himself promised: Starting with the events that precede the birth of the Saviour, it is Luke who signals the exultant diffusion of joy cf. According to Paul, joy is a fruit of the Spirit cf. The source of joy must be found in prayer, charity and unceasing thanksgiving cf.
In his difficulties the apostle to the gentiles felt full of joy and a sharer of the glory that we all await cf. The final triumph of God and the marriage of the Lamb will complete every joy and exultation cf. Let us look at the meaning of the text: Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her Is This is the end of the third part of the prophet Isaiah.
It is necessary to be aware that chapters are closely united and mutually complementary, as was already evident in the conclusion of the second part of Isaiah chapters In both these chapters the theme of the past is evoked, sometimes with crude imagery, as if to invite them to forget it because God wants to make a new light shine out, a trust that will immediately heal infidelity and cruelty.
The curse, a result of their disregard for the Covenant, will disappear because God is about to make Jerusalem a delight and its people a joy cf.
Here the likeness of Jerusalem as mother seems evocative. It is inspired by the promises of Isaiah Thus mother Sion is surrounded by newborn children and generously nourishes and tends them all.
This gentle image fascinated St. The relationship of fidelity and love had failed, and they had ended in sadness and sterility. Now the power and holiness of God restores meaning and fulness of life and happiness, expressed in terms that belong to the affective roots of every human being, arousing unique feelings of tenderness and security.
It is a gentle but true profile of a God who radiates maternal vibrations and deep, contagious emotions.
A heartfelt joy cf. It is a freely-given transformation that spreads out joyfully to the new heavens and the new earth cf. Joy, the beauty of consecration 3.
These are the words spoken by Pope Francis during his meeting with seminarians and novices.The pope, who has sole authority over bishops, has been more outspoken than predecessors on the worldwide clergy sex abuse scandal, which has roiled the billion strong church for decades.
Oct 09, · (from kate of gaia – a message regarding a letter we should all send to the pope. ***urgently*** before 17th october, this is not a template.
Dec 30, · I would like to write a letter to the pope. I'm not sure how to go about it. I speak English, so would I have to translate my message to Italian for him to be able to read it? I found an address where I can write to him and I would really like to do so.
If translation is necessary, how do I go about doing so?? It's not like I'm gonna use google translate to help me write a letter to the Status: Open. Below is a list of valid postal addresses for sending a letter to the Holy Father, Pope Francis In the USA The current Papal Apostolic Nuncio (the Pope's ambassador) in Washington D.C.
Sep 05, · The letter doesn’t email me each time someone signs But the number of signatures may eventually get his attention. Plus, there are some people on there, like Dr.
Janet Smith who Pope Francis has appointed as a lay adviser. Letter from Mongol Leader from Kuyuk Khan to Pope Innocent IV. By the power of the Eternal Heaven, we are the all-embracing Khan of all the Great Nations. It is our command: This is a decree, sent to the great Pope that he may know and pay heed.