Ash Wednesday Homily

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Basilica of Santa SabinaAsh Wednesday, 6 March 2019 “Blow the trumpet […] sanctify a fast” (Joel 2:15), says the prophet in the first reading. Lent opens with a piercing sound, that of a trumpet that does not please the ears, but instead proclaims a fast. It is a loud sound…

International Women’s Day

Strong Religious Women: Heroines and ‘Heart’ of Church International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, honors the indispensable efforts of women and campaigns for their rights. The focus of this day is less on the about 660,000 women worldwide who have dedicated their entire lives to serving their fellow humans: religious sisters. During the Lenten…