Monthly Archives: August 2016

Clothing the Naked

Father Rosario Messina ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return’ (Jb 1:21). This famous phrase of Job makes us reflect on the initial and final reality of each one of us: somebody clothes us when

Dear friends, The strong earthquake that hit Amatrice, Arquata and Accumoli (Rieti, Lazio, Italy) has so far left 240 people dead. The villages are located on the border of three regions in Central Italy, Lazio, Abruzzi and Marche, a seismic

One of the largest sites of the “Vanished Rome”, disappeared as a result of the radical restructuring of the area surrounding the Vatican in 1930, when the whole central part of the district was dramatically demolished to open a very

Padre  Rosario  Messina In the Old Testament God had already revealed that He was living water that quenches thirst and refreshes: ‘O God, you are my God, and I long for you. My whole being desires you, like a dry,

Congregazione per gli Istituti di vita consacrata e le società di vita apostolica, Uniti nell’ascolto dello Spirito, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Città del Vaticano, 2016, pp.165 Il volume raccoglie i Messaggi finali degli eventi principali vissuti da migliaia di consacrati e

Feeding the hungry

Father Rosario Messina In his Bull for the Indiction of the Holy Year of Mercy the Pope writes at number 13: ‘We want to live this Jubilee Year in light of the Lord’s words: Merciful like the Father. The Evangelist

Solidarity in suffering and poverty went back to shared origins: to the crucifix, to the image of the man-God dying and without clothes. Francis and Camillus grew at the school of the crucifix. Their work started with the cross and

Quick update on the progress On 9th Aug: we were able to successfully finilize on the medicin supply working with CARITAS India team. Just received the medicine delivery. Today more challenge would have been added due to heavy rain for 3hrs in the