© 2010 Vincentians Ireland
Provincial Office, St Pauls
At morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta today, Pope Francis recalled that today is the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. He said this cousin and precursor of Jesus should be a model for Christians to imitate. In his homily, the Pope described John's vocation in three verbs: to prepare, to discern, and to diminish. Taking up the title of the martyr John the Baptist, "the greatest of the prophets," the Pope urged those present to learn from his example.
Father Gregory Gay CM, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, speaks of mercy. From the website of the Brothers of the CMM (Congregatio Fratrum Beatae Mariae Virginis, Mater Misericordiae). “To have an inspiring start of this day, the general board had invited Fr. Gregory Gay to be the key-note speaker. His lecture was very inspiring indeed, and we would like to share his words with you, by providing the text and a video compilation.