“Laudato si’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. Was there another Encyclical ever before in the history that had grabbed the world’s imagination and media attention? Laudato si’ – the encyclical titled after words of St Francis of Assisi in his Canticle of the Creatures - urges the world to embark upon a revolutionary ethical rethink and change of heart in its relationship with the planet earth. “We are not God. The earth was here before us and it has been given to us.” Laudato si’ begins from where “The Joy fo the Gospel” ( Evangelii Gaudium ), the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, has stopped.
The encyclical of Pope Francis on the care of creation has 200 pages. For those who have no opportunity or time to read the full text, we have prepared a 'summary': "40 Days of Pilgrimage with Pope Francis to Care for our Common Home". It consists of 40 paragraphs, preceded and followed by an illustration, a short reflection and a prayer. Indeed, an appetizer to encourage reading!
|An illustration in the title on "40 Days of Pilgrimage"|
Bible Diary 2016
Bible Diary 2016, Fr. Alberto shares a story that occurred 30 years ago in the Philippines. Its about the origins of the concept called Bible Diary. Claretian Publications in the Philippines, under Fr. Alberto brought out the first Bible Diary 30 years ago, precisely for the benefit of the parishioners. Today, 30 years later, Bible Diary is available in 30 countries, in 20 languages and over a million copies are sold! We thank God for His amazing ways and using us in this ministry of spreading His Gospel!