Pope Francis marks Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Editor | September 14, 2016

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis remembered the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on Wednesday, at the end of his weekly General Audience.

In greetings to young people, newlyweds, and all persons suffering illness of any kind, the Holy Father recalled the liturgical feast, connected with St. Helen’s recovery of the Cross in the fourth century, and celebrated in gratitude for the redemption won for us by Christ on the Holy Cross, and in acknowledgement of the instrument of our salvation.

“Today,” said Pope Francis, “we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.”

The Holy Father went on to say, “Dear young people, as you return to the regular rhythms of life after the summer holidays, strengthen your dialogue with God as well, spreading his light and his peace.”

To those suffering illness, Pope Francis said, “Find comfort in the Cross of the Lord Jesus, who continues His work of redemption in the life of every man.

Newlyweds received a special exhortation from Pope Francis, who told them, “Make the effort to maintain a constant relationship with Christ crucified, that your love might be the more true, fruitful and lasting.” Continue reading

Basilians: Decades of Faith

Editor | August 29, 2016

75th, 50th Jubilees celebrated by three nuns by Sister Elaine Kisinko OSBM The Sisters of Saint Basil of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province, Uniontown, Pa. recently honored their sisters who were observing jubilees and significant year anniversaries. On Sunday, … Continue reading

Discover God’s Game Plan

Editor | August 29, 2016

‘Come and See’ October 14-15-16 at Seminary To be a priest … don’t you have to give up everything – your family, your friends, the things you enjoy? Don’t you have to be super holy, super smart, or somehow different? … Continue reading

Servers Rock ‘Faith & Fun Day’

Editor | August 29, 2016

Vocations Office Notches 9th Annual Event PITTSBURGH — Altar servers of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh gathered Wednesday July 20 with clergy and chaperones for the 9th annual “Faith & Fun Day” sponsored by the Archeparchy’s Office of Vocations. Comprised of … Continue reading

Rally 2016: FEARLESS

Editor | August 29, 2016

Byzantine Catholic Teens Convene Every other year, teenagers from parishes of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church across the U.S. gather in an atmosphere of fellowship, prayer, and spiritual enrich-ment. The ByzanTEEN Youth Rally offers a rich opportunity for young Byzantine … Continue reading

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Mother of Perpetual Help, Pray for us! A Short Historical Sketch Of The Famous BYZANTINE ICON OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

One of the world’s best known icons of the Blessed Mother is the miraculous 5th century icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help. Surrounded by a nimbus of great antiquity and painted in genuine Byzantine style, this icon was instrumental in the many miracles. Being transported from the East to the West, it has become popular throughout the world and the source of perpetual blessing and consolation for many peoples. Continue reading