I believe …
Rome, Easter 2021
In his Easter message, the Risen Lord greets us with the words Peace be with you! Christ on the Cross - the paschal Lamb - brings to a tired world the gift of new life: redemption! Peace and joy are the fruit of the paschal journey of Christ, who "himself, in his body, bore our sins on the tree of the Cross" (1 Peter 2:24).
To choose life
- is to choose God.
To choose God is to love.
Rome, Lent 2021
On the threshold of Lent, the liturgy of the Church puts us before a fundamental choice. In a passage from Deuteronomy we read: "Look! Today I am setting before you life and happiness, death and misfortune. (...) Today I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you, I am setting before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life" (Dt 30:15, 19). Choose life! What does it mean? How can we do that? What is life?
Only God !
Rome, 22 January 2021
On the Feast of St. Vincent Pallotti, I would like to express my wish that all of us would become mirrors reflecting Pallotti's character and his way of life. This means that we, with the help of God's grace:
▪ throughout our lives and in the apostolate constantly - strive for holiness,
▪ recognize and believe in God’s infinite love and mercy,
▪ become apostles in imitation of Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father,
▪ in Mary, the Queen of Apostles, we see the most effective example and the most perfect model of our life and apostolate;
Epiphany was for St. Vincent Pallotti, one of the most important events of the Gospel, around which since 1836 he built a liturgical feast in the streets of Rome with great impetus. What would he wish for us today, being on the threshold of the third decade of the 21st century, when the world is marked by a variety of opposing ideas?
Maybe he would say this: