Trusting in Jesus and His Mercy — Sweet Tweets for 9/13/14

Trusting in Jesus and His Mercy — Sweet Tweets for 9/13/14 September 13, 2014

divineIf you could please spare a prayer, I am at a family funeral this weekend. As we gather to grieve the loss of a loved one, I am reminded how moments like this are at once filled with sorrow, and with tremendous grace. In the transitions of life, we also experience moments of great potential for God’s perfect will to unfold in our lives. I have few words to express this, but the words of Pope Francis’ tweet — shared below — ring with truth in my heart today.

As always, I’m grateful to John Clem, O.F.S. for compiling our Sweet Tweets:

  • Papal Tweet:  “We cannot trust in our own strength, but only in Jesus and in his mercy.” (Pope Francis September 11th)
  • In Google Hangout, pope helps launch worldwide social network (CNS)
  • 6 Ways to Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Retreat | Brandon Vogt – ChurchPOP
  • Pope Francis joins Cubans celebrating Our Lady of Charity (
  • The Synod of Bishops in October could be “Must-See TV” + countdown | John Allen – Crux
  • Father Barron Tackles a New Series — ‘Catholicism: The Pivotal Players’ | Daily News |
  • Philadelphia unveils official icon and prayer for 2015 World Meeting of Families (Deacon Greg Kandra – Patheos)
  • On My New Book and a Couple of Thoughts on the Moral Life « (Msgr. Charles Pope – Archdiocese of Washington)
  • Holy Land Monastery (in DC) Dedication – (Holy Land Franciscans)
  • The Little Arab from the MIddle East soon to be a saint | Franciscan Monastery
  • Three nuns killed in Burundi. Pope sends his condolences (Rome Reports)
  • Papal blessing proceeds will soon go to poor – not shopkeepers :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
  • Countdown to the Synod: An MRI into the life of the Church | (Fr. Thomas Rosica – Crux)
  • Diaper banks meet an overlooked need | National Catholic Reporter
  • 18 U.S. bishops are heading to #HolyLand Sept. 10-19 to pray for peace w/ @CatholicRelief & @USCCB. Follow along using #PeacePilgrimage
  • To Veil or Not To Veil: Why young women are “lacing up” at Mass (Busted Halo)
  • VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Humility, Part Two (Christopher Closeup – Patheos)
  • Tech Talk: Cross-Platform Calendar | Barb Szysziewicz, OFS –
  • FOCUS broadens missionary outreach with ‘Digital Campus’ :: EWTN News
  • A world at war – (CNS)
  • The Memory of 9/11: An Anniversary Reflection and Christian Response | Fr. Dan Horan, OFM Dating God
  • A Prayer at Ground Zero – (Fr. Jim Martin – America Magazine)
  • 6 New and Notable Books I’m Excited About (September 2014) + FREE Saint e-book – Brandon Vogt
  • Feast days of Sts. John Paul II & John XXIII added to universal calendar (CNS)
  • Pope Francis to visit Istanbul to mark feast of St Andrew (
  • CRS Video from Iraq Will Melt Your Heart: Watch, Pray, Share & Give! (Lisa Hendey – Patheos)
  • The Way of Serenity by Father Jonathan Morris – YouTube
  • Satire:  Sermon on the Bouffant — Evangelization…FAIL
  • Video: A Letter to Families from Pope Francis (USCCB) in preparation for Synod of Bishops in October
  • Prayer cards available for World Day of Prayer on Sept. 28th for the Synod – Prayer of Pope Francis for the Synod
  • ‘Calvary’ is an unblinking, unforgettable film | (Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM. Cap.) Crux
  • Synod to explore care of divorced, remarried (OSV)
  • The Light of Love: Novena of Beauty, Day Five (Lisa Mladinich – Patheos)
  • A new app-reciation for faith on the go (Sarah Reinhard – OSV)
  • Can’t find a church? New app helps you out (Rome Reports)
  • NEW radio show: punk rock dads, and a desperate plea for birthday party ideas | (Jennifer Fulwiler Conversion Diary)
John Clem, O.F.S.

John Clem, O.F.S is the Director and Media Minister at Catholic Web Services ( John is a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order, and loves to share his talents in faith, technology, and journalism in service to the church.  John also writes a blog entitled Call To Holiness  ( Follow John on Twitter at @Catholicwebs, on Facebook and at Google+.

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