“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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“I will give you the Comforter”: the thought of Sunday

Sixth Easter Sunday. The Holy Spirit guides the Christian and the Church. Jesus, who is about to go to the Father, reassures those who truly love him and listens to his words, promising the Comforter. The Spirit is with the disciples, teaches them everything, makes them penetrate more deeply into…...

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“I am the Good Shepherd”: the thought of Sunday

Fourth Sunday of Easter. Jesus loves his own until the supreme gift. Today’s Gospel speaks to us of Christ the Good Shepherd: the sheep listen to his voice, they follow him, they are united to him who gives life to them. It is he who leads the Church: this is…...

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“Believing without seeing”: the thought of Sunday

The liturgy of the Second Sunday of Easter effectively shows us that only community life educates to the courage of witness; vice versa, individual isolation generates doubts. Being together, sharing hopes and choices, helps to overcome uncertainties and torments and produces hope and faith: an isolated and restless interrogation can…...

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“Repent”: the thought of Sunday

Third Sunday of Lent. The Lord wants our conversion! The misfortunes mentioned in today’s liturgy are warnings, recalling the duty of conversion, with its fruits. The time that the Lord leaves to each one, as for the fig tree of the parable, is precisely because we do not continue to…...

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The peregrinatio of the relic of Giuseppe Moscati concluded

On Sunday 17 March the Peregrinatio of the relic of Giuseppe Moscati in Monte Sant’Angelo ended. An event that recalled the presence and participation of many faithful, who were able to “follow” the Neapolitan saint in prayer and deepening in the various city parishes. The contribution of the Jesuit Father…...

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Maintenance works

From 18 to 21 February the Archangel Cave will remain closed to the faithful: floor maintenance work will prevent access. Therefore, in these days the celebrations of the morning praises, of the Holy Masses and of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will take place in the Church of the Madonna della Libera.…...

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