Totus Tuus - To Jesus through Mary.

To impel the beauty of the new evangelization – this is the charism of the Heralds of the Gospel; Its founder, Monsignor João Dias explains."The Heralds of the Gospel is a private association of faithful with a very special charism based essentially on three points: the Eucharist, Mary and the Pope."

The Heralds of the Gospel are an International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right, the first to be established by the Holy See in the third millennium, during a ceremony which occurred during the feast of the Chair of St. Peter (February 22) in 2001.

The Heralds of the Gospel strive to be instruments of holiness in the Church by encouraging close unity between faith and life, and working to evangelize particularly through art and culture. Their apostolate, which differs depending upon the environments in which they work, gives pride of place to parish animation, evangelizing families, providing catechetical and cultural formation to young people, and disseminating religious Iiterature.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Do not take our Faith for granted.

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI warned during the Mass celebrated at St. John Lateran for the Feast of Corpus Christi that there is a serious risk of a 'creeping secularisation' even within the Catholic Church itself, and added that Catholics should not take their Faith for granted.

Too often, such an attitude leads to empty formality in the celebration of the Eucharist, and in the Liturgy as a whole, which can result in celebrations lacking veneration and respect. Prayer is often hurried and superficial and limited so as to fit in with our day to day activities and earthly preoccupations, rather than being the main focus of our lives.

His words were followed by a prayer for the traditional procession from St. John Lateran to St Mary Major: “Jesus, stay with us! And free our world from the poison of evil, violence and hatred that is polluting our minds.”

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