“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you” (Jon 3:2). With these words, the Lord spoke to Jonah and directed him to set out towards that great city, which was about to be destroyed for its many evils. In the Gospel, we also see Jesus setting out towards Galilee to preach the Good News (cf. Mk 1:14). Both readings reveal a God who turns his gaze towards cities past and present. The Lord sets out on a journey: to Nineveh, to Galilee, to Lima, to Trujillo and Puerto Maldonado… the Lord comes here. He sets out to enter into our individual, concrete histories. We celebrated this not long ago: he is Emmanuel, the God who wants to be with us always. Yes, here in Lima, or wherever you are living, in the routine of your daily life and work, in the education to hope that you impart to your children, amid your aspirations and anxieties; within the privacy of the home and the deafening noise of our streets. It is there, along the dusty paths of history, that the Lord comes to meet each of you.read more
Pope Francis declared – and crowned — the Immaculate Virgin of the Gate of Otuzco: Our Lady of the Gate, “Mother of Mercy and Hope”.
The joyful event came as Pope Francis assured the people of Peru that Mary is a mother who does not abandon her children in remarks at the Marian Celebration – Virgen De La Puerta in Plaza de Armas, January 20, 2018, in Trujillo.read more
Pope Francis on January 20, 2018, said: “our vocation is one of remembrance, that ‘Deuteronomic’ dimension of life.” He added that vocations will always have a double dimension: “roots in the earth and hearts of heaven.”
His comments came in an address to a gathering with the Priests, Religious Men and Women and Seminarians of the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Northern Peru in the “Colegio Seminario SS. Carlos y Marcelo in Trujillo. Before the gathering, he made a “Popemobile Tour” of the Buenos Aires District of Trujillo, and made a brief visit to the city’s cathedral.read more
Pope Francis on January 19, 2019, reminded the crowds in Peru that Mary is not only an example but a mother. His comments came in an address during his meeting with the Population at Jorge-Basadre-Institute in Puerto Maldonado in Peru.
The Holy Father went on to explain that he had been told he was coming to a forgotten place, a “no man’s land.” He disagreed.read more
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Belief in Holy Communion is a universal deal breaker for Protestants as it was for Jews when they heard Our Lord directly teaching them on the Eucharist.
John 6:53, 67 recounts, “The Jews on that account argued with one another, saying, ‘How can this man give us His flesh to eat?’ … From this time, many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with Him.”
Father John Hardon affirms that rejection of the Eucharist is one thing that unites all Protestants. “Of all the definitions that anyone could come up with for Protestantism, that one is the most accurate: those self-professed Christians who reject the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.”read more
Pope Francis And President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – Vatican Media Screenshot
Pope Francis arrived in Lima, Peru, at around 4 p.m. on January 18, 2018, the second leg of his January 15-22 apostolic journey. Peru’s President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, met the Holy Father on the tarmac, where Church and civic leaders joined in welcoming ceremonies.read more
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