The narrow path to meet Christ is through his wounds, found in his wounded brethren, the pope said.
Although unusual, it is within the authority of the Pope to waive the second miracle for a canonization cause.
God created us so that we might live a relationship of profound friendship with Him.
Photo: Swiss Guards stand in formation in the Apostolic Palace as Switzerland’s President Ueli Maurer visits the Vatican May 6. Swiss Guards celebrate their annual swearing-in ceremony every May 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) By David Uebbing Vatican City, (CNA/EWTN News)...
“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life,” he said, “there is always strong and intense prayer from someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community ... .”
“We must not allow a one-dimensional vision of the human person to prevail,"
“Without grace we can do nothing, and with the grace of Baptism and Holy Communion, we can become an instrument of God's mercy.”
"This is what I do. I do this with my heart because it is my duty, as a priest and bishop I must be at your service."