Join Pope Francis at 1pm today, Friday, March 27 for a special Urbi et Orbi (to the city of Rome and to the world") blessing live from St. Peter's Square. The prayer and blessing will be broadcast on the Vatican News website at 1pm EDT (6pm Rome time). Pope Francis also will grant to all who participate in the livestream a Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.
Hoy, a la 1 de la tarde (horario de Roma a las 6 de la tarde), el viernes 27 de marzo, el Papa Francisco dará una bendición especial “Urbi et Orbi” (a la ciudad de Roma y al mundo), con una indulgencia plenaria especial a todos que participan en la transmisión a Hoy, a la 1 de la tarde (horario de Roma a las 6 de la tarde), el viernes 27 de marzo, el Papa Francisco dará una bendición especial “Urbi et Orbi” (a la ciudad de Roma y al mundo), con una indulgencia plenaria especial a todos que participan en la transmisión a https://www.vaticannews.va/es.html.
"In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her as your guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal." (St. Bernard of Clairvaux)
Pray with Pope Francis - in a beautiful ecumenical invitation, he summons Christians around the world to pray the Lord’s Prayer at Noon (Rome time) (7am EST) or anytime this day, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
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"The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer." Pope Francis tells us that we are to contemplate the mysteries of the Holy Rosary “simply and lovingly,” gazing at Jesus as Mary did “at all the moments of his life.”
On Monday, March 16, seven of our St. Matthew’s Homeless ministry staff and volunteers served up 60 lunches to our guests at a morning sidewalk session. Thanks to our committed volunteers! The five people who donated the lunches could use some help with the coming Monday's bagged lunches. To help in any way, email Norma Canedo at email@example.com.