Raffaele Di Iasio

The beauty of being of God

“In a world of superficiality, in which pleasure is sought for pleasure and capricious hedonism, in a world where children are continually distracted by a thousand temptations and provocations, if a young person publicly chooses before the Church to want Jesus as the only one good of his life, one…...

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Pregare nella novena: i sussidi

Il canale streaming – così come testimoniato dai numerosi messaggi ricevuti – ha indubbiamente “avvicinato” il Santuario a tutti i fedeli che, per distanza, impegni, condizioni di salute, non possono essere materialmente presenti: la trasmissione delle preghiere del mattino, della Santa Messa, delle adorazioni eucaristiche rappresenta ormai un veicolo di…...

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The September novena kicks off

On Thursday 19 September the novena of preparation for the Solemnity of St. Michael the Archangel will begin. Nine days characterized by prayer, meditation and ecclesiality. The program, in fact, provides for the solemn recital of the angelic Crown and the celebration of Holy Mass (with vespers) during which Mons.…...

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Calendario “Michael” 2020

Tutti i devoti di San Michele che visiteranno in questi giorni estivi il Santuario dell’Arcangelo potranno trovare già disponibile il Calendario “Michael” 2020. Tema scelto: “La devozione a San Michele nell’Archidiocesi sipontino-garganica di Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo”. «Tutte le comunità del Gargano», si legge nella prefazione, «riconoscono San Michele come loro speciale…...

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“The cunning of the heart”: the thought of Sunday

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time. One must not make easy compromises with money: one cannot become attached to it and serve the Lord. The factor of the Gospel parable is praised not because it is unjust, but because it is gifted. Man must use material goods as means, to be…...

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“Love for neighbor”: the thought of Sunday

Fifteenth Sunday of ordinary time. Love for God and neighbor is the essential Christian and the soul of the commandments. With the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus explains today who is next. Unlike the priest and the Levite, the Samaritan helps those in need: he does not ask who…...

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“Going to Jerusalem”: the thought of Sunday

We have returned to Ordinary Time, whose thirteenth Sunday we celebrate. Jesus is not made for the weak, but for the strong who know how to love. The following of Christ is not for those who get excited easily because it requires poverty, sacrifice and availability. It is not for…...

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The five “P”

On June 14, the Sanctuary of San Michele hosted the annual Clergy Sanctification Day. Commissioned by the late Mons. Michele Castoro, it represents an opportunity for the presbytery of Manfredonia – Vieste – San Giovanni Rotondo to reflect on its ministry and to live moments of fraternity. During his homily,…...

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Cultural… white night

Monte Sant’Angelo is preparing to celebrate its two UNESCO awards: on 25 June the Lombard traces of the Sanctuary of the Archangel Michael and on 7 July the ancient beech forests of the Umbra Forest. 8 years have passed since the inclusion of the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo in…...

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La natura come icona

All’inizio del suo ministero pastorale nell’Arcidiocesi di Manfredonia – Vieste – San Giovanni Rotondo, Mons. Franco Moscone invia il messaggio di benvenuto e di buone vacanze a tutti coloro che si apprestano a visitare o trascorrere giorni di riposo e relax nello splendido Gargano.  Cari amici e “fratelli” che venite ad…...

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