Grzegorz GLABAS OMI, Rector of the Shrine of Mary Immaculate in Aosta, recently participated in the 57th General Assembly of National Sanctuaries and the 2nd International Meeting of Rectors and Operators of Sanctuaries, which took place at the Vatican.
Yesterday, October 4th, 2023, we received and welcomed Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, Laudate Deum (Praise God), released on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy’s patron saint.
Pope Francis presides at the Holy Mass in St Peter’s Square for the Opening of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, and invites the faithful to walk with the Holy Spirit, “in trust and with joy”.
On October 4, the Synod on “Synodality” will begin in Vatican City. In preparation for this event, the Secretary General of the Synod, Cardinal Mario Grech, extends a heartfelt invitation and reminds the faithful that the synod “is above all, a spiritual event.”
On September 22–23, 2023, the Holy Father, Pope Francis will visit Marseille, the city whose bishop was St. Eugene de Mazenod, “a city rich in peoples called to be a port of hope.”
Pope Francis reflects on the importance of offering fraternal correction when someone has wronged us, and recalls Jesus’ invitation to speak privately rather than spreading gossip.