Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2nd

Ciao! All of the SPS deacons arrived today in Rome.  Some came from the US, some came from previous travel elsewhere in Europe, and some had already been in Rome for a few days.  Our first full day together will be tomorrow.

We are looking forward to being in the heart of the Church, close to the Holy Father, close to the saints.  The title of this blog comes from St. Paul's letter to the Roman's, "To all God's beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints."  We know, going forward this month, as we learn about the Church's mission, that the primary mission of the Church is to save souls.  That means for us, our primary mission on this earth is to be a saint, to do God's will in our life.  And the Lord has made it so simple: to love and to abandon ourselves to God, that is all that is necessary for sanctification.

God bless.

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  1. Know that you are in my prayers. Have a wonderful time in the eternal city.

  2. All of us at SPS send our prayers to each of you in Rome! We look forward to following you throughout the month of January.