Pope Francis calls John the Baptist a model for Christians today John the Baptist as a model for Christians today: that was the focus of Pope Francis’ homily at Mass in the Santa Marta chapel on Tuesday morning, the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. Describing him as ‘the greatest of the prophets’, the Pope summed up the three key vocations of John in three words: ‘prepare’, ‘discern’ and ‘diminish’.
The Real Presence Today we make one of our rare exchanges in the order of the “Divine Intimacy” text. In the old calendar, Corpus Christi used to be celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. The Church, in her great wisdom, upgraded this celebration from a feast to a solemnity and made it a Sunday celebration. We will publish the Corpus Christi mediation this coming Sunday.