The Cross Over Germany, the Cross on Our Hearts

"I crossed Germany from north to south, from east to west." --Pope Benedict XVI, speaking about his apostolic visit to his homeland We are a people of hope and a people of symbol.This was made apparent once again when Pope Benedict XVI, traveling by air during his recent apostolic trip to his homeland, flew from Berlin to Erfurt, from Eichsfeld to Freiburg—thus drawing the Sign of the Cross over the country of Germany.  Amid the flurry of state visits, papal processions and en … [Read more...]

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Guest House Friend Archbishop Sambi Needs Prayer

 “The Guest House mission is, indeed, one that is truly praiseworthy and noble.  It is my fervent prayer and earnest hope that… your service and educational efforts will receive the support they deserve.” With that Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, welcomed Guest House staff and supporters to the Vatican Embassy in June 2006, for a special celebration of our 50th anniversary. For his kind hospitality, his strong leadership, and his abundant generosity, we are tr … [Read more...]

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Because Jesus Said So, That’s Why!

July 1, 2011Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  "Behold the Heart that has so loved men ... instead of gratitude I receive from the greater part (of mankind) only ingratitude ..." Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious Christians meditated on the Five Wounds of Christ.  There grew up among the faithful  prayers to the Sacred Heart, prayers to the Shoulder Wound of Christ—private devotions which helped Christians to focus on the pass … [Read more...]

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