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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

May the Lord open our hearts to the needs of the poor, the defenseless, those who knock on our door to be recognized as a person.

It takes more strength to repair than to build, to start anew than to begin, to be reconciled than to get along. This is the strength that God gives us.

In the uncertainty that we feel both inside and out, the Lord gives us a certainty: He remembers us.

Today we remember all the brave women who go out to meet their brothers and sisters in difficulty. Each of them is a sign of God's closeness and compassion. #WomenHumanitarians

In today's Gospel, Jesus reveals to us His most ardent desire: to bring to the earth the fire of the Father's love: the fire that saves, that changes the world, starting from the change of each one's heart. #Angelus

With God, the burdens of life rest not upon our shoulders alone: the Holy Spirit comes to give us strength, to encourage us, to bear our burdens.

Let us ask Our Lady to protect and sustain us; that we may have a strong, joyful and merciful faith; that she may help us to be saints, to meet her one day in Paradise.

Mary's journey to Heaven began with that "yes" pronounced at Nazareth. Every “yes” to God is a step towards Heaven, towards eternal life. Because the Lord wants us all with Himself, in His house!

Let us ask for the grace to remember each day that we are not forgotten by God, and that we are His beloved children, unique and irreplaceable. Calling this to mind gives us the strength not to surrender before the adversities of life.

Only when we experience God's forgiveness are we truly reborn. We start again from there, from forgiveness. It is there that we rediscover ourselves: in confessing our sins.

Education with horizons open to transcendence helps young people to dream and to build a more beautiful world. #IYD2019

Today's Gospel invites us to abandon ourselves with simplicity and trust to God's will, and to keep "the lamps alight", so we can brighten the darkness of the night. #Angelus

Basically, the Christian witness announces this alone: that Jesus is alive and that He is the secret of life. #StLawrenceMartyr

Indigenous peoples, with their variety of languages, cultures, traditions, and ancestral knowledge, remind us that we are all responsible for the care of Creation, which God has entrusted to us. #IndigenousPeoplesDay

In the midst of all those passing things in which we are so caught up, help us, Father, to seek what truly lasts: your presence and that of our brother or sister.

The way of Jesus, which leads to peace, passes through forgiveness, for one evil never corrects another evil and no resentment is ever good for the heart.

In the Transfiguration, Jesus shows us the glory of the Resurrection: a glimpse of heaven on earth.

The Lord invites all of us to conquer resentment with love and forgiveness, and to live the Christian faith with consistency and courage.

Thank you for the joy with which you have offered your lives. Thank you for all the times you welcomed those who have fallen, caring for their wounds and showing tenderness and compassion. #ToMyBrotherPriests

On the feast of the saintly Curé d'Ars, I write to all of you who, carrying out your mission in service to God and His people, write the most beautiful pages of priestly life. #ToMyBrotherPriests w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Holy Spirit, give us the joy of the resurrection, the perennial youth of the heart!

The Lord does not perform wonders with those who believe themselves to be just, but with those who know they are in need and are willing to open their hearts to Him.

As a young soldier, St Ignatius of Loyola, whom we remember today, thought of his own glory. But then he was attracted by the glory of God, which gave meaning to his life.

Let us pray that the Lord will free the victims of human trafficking and help us to respond actively to the cry for help of so many of our brothers and sisters who are deprived of their dignity and freedom. #EndHumanTrafficking

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

Now back in Portsmouth after two amazing days in Turin. I’ve got visitors so am taking them round Portchester Castle from which you get this splendid view of the harbour and the new aircraft carrier. Have a great Feastday today of Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven!

test Twitter Media - Now back in Portsmouth after two amazing days in Turin. I’ve got visitors so am taking them round Portchester Castle from which you get this splendid view of the harbour and the new aircraft carrier. Have a great Feastday today of Our Blessed Mother’s Assumption into Heaven! https://t.co/JtxDt3m9wN

Sheep with long ears at top of Mt Mucrone above the Frassati villa in Pollone. I now know why not everyone hears my homilies!

test Twitter Media - Sheep with long ears at top of Mt Mucrone above the Frassati villa in Pollone. I now know why not everyone hears my homilies! https://t.co/Agcz5oIsZv

Visited the shrine in the Cathedral, la Consolata Church, PGF’s parish Church La Crocetta and also San Domenico, where he became a Dominican tertiary. We’re now heading out to go up the Mole Antonelliana for a birds-eye view of Turin! Prayers and best wishes from a great city.

test Twitter Media - Visited the shrine in the Cathedral, la Consolata Church, PGF’s parish Church La Crocetta and also San Domenico, where he became a Dominican tertiary. We’re now heading out to go up the Mole Antonelliana for a birds-eye view of Turin! Prayers and best wishes from a great city. https://t.co/d4LNA9nZhm

Let's remember that this Thursday 15th August is the glorious Feastday of Our Lady’s Assumption; a holy day of obligation. Meanwhile, we’ve a briefer summer edition of e-News this week: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue240… Next week there’ll be no e-News, but we should be back on 27th August.

test Twitter Media - Let's remember that this Thursday 15th August is the glorious Feastday of Our Lady’s Assumption; a holy day of obligation. Meanwhile, we’ve a briefer summer edition of e-News this week: https://t.co/q2TP08xQ3J Next week there’ll be no e-News, but we should be back on 27th August. https://t.co/AJvksLrPRO

At busy Gatwick Airport at the moment awaiting the flight. I’m en route to Turin and Pollone for a short pilgrimage. I’ll pray there for all the youth of our Diocese - and also for your intentions too. Please ask the Lord to grant us a safe journey.

test Twitter Media - At busy Gatwick Airport at the moment awaiting the flight. I’m en route to Turin and Pollone for a short pilgrimage. I’ll pray there for all the youth of our Diocese - and also for your intentions too. Please ask the Lord to grant us a safe journey. https://t.co/JnexITPAmz

Today, the Feast of St Laurence, Deacon and Martyr, let us pray for all our deacons. Please pray especially for Deacon Langford Vincent from Fareham who died suddenly yesterday. May the Lord grant him eternal joy - and also much consolation and strength to his dear wife Margaret.

test Twitter Media - Today, the Feast of St Laurence, Deacon and Martyr, let us pray for all our deacons. Please pray especially for Deacon Langford Vincent from Fareham who died suddenly yesterday. May the Lord grant him eternal joy - and also much consolation and strength to his dear wife Margaret. https://t.co/RD1oTYlgRK

I’ve just been to visit someone in hospital. Please say a prayer to Our Lady for them - and for all the sick and for all the medical staff looking after them.

I hope and pray that high summer is a time of refreshment and recreation for you. Leisure is not a break from an activity or a distraction, but a state of the soul. God bless you with His love and with true leisure. Here's the latest from @PortsmouthRC: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue239…

test Twitter Media - I hope and pray that high summer is a time of refreshment and recreation for you. Leisure is not a break from an activity or a distraction, but a state of the soul.  God bless you with His love and with true leisure. Here's the latest from @PortsmouthRC: 
https://t.co/YwD5SX3amR https://t.co/dr1ga9Rt89

Tomorrow, Feast of St Jean Vianney, I’ll have been ordained 35 years. I thank and praise God for His love and mercy over all this time and for all the wonderful people I have met in my ministry. Please pray for me that I’ll be a better and much holier priest.

test Twitter Media - Tomorrow, Feast of St Jean Vianney, I’ll have been ordained 35 years. I thank and praise God for His love and mercy over all this time and for all the wonderful people I have met in my ministry. Please pray for me that I’ll be a better and much holier priest. https://t.co/EcdH6odkz1

Let’s praise and thank God today for the amazing St. Ignatius Loyola, for all that the Jesuits have given to the Church and the world, and for the great Jesuit philosopher and theologian Fr. Bernard Lonergan (d. 1984).

test Twitter Media - Let’s praise and thank God today for the amazing St. Ignatius Loyola, for all that the Jesuits have given to the Church and the world, and for the great Jesuit philosopher and theologian Fr. Bernard Lonergan (d. 1984). https://t.co/f0vyIn7aHN

I’m just back from Lourdes where we had an amazing pilgrimage - see this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue238…. I brought to the Grotto all our prayers and intentions, including those that many of you sent in.

test Twitter Media - I’m just back from Lourdes where we had an amazing pilgrimage - see this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: https://t.co/jt5ZAZdMPu. I brought to the Grotto all our prayers and intentions, including those that many of you sent in. https://t.co/v45md9d9hh

Here’s a picture with two of our seminarians and Fr PJ. We’ve now left Lourdes and are on our way back to Bordeaux for the flight to Southampton. Thanks be to God for a great pilgrimage!

test Twitter Media - Here’s a picture with two of our seminarians and Fr PJ. We’ve now left Lourdes and are on our way back to Bordeaux for the flight to Southampton. Thanks be to God for a great pilgrimage! https://t.co/r5mGNTCVmS

Today is the last full day of our Lourdes Pilgrimage and we’re in the Conference Room for Morning Prayer. Then we leave for the International Mass. the weather is better today. I’m hoping for many graces for our Diocese from this trip.

test Twitter Media - Today is the last full day of our Lourdes Pilgrimage and we’re in the Conference Room for Morning Prayer. Then we leave for the International Mass. the weather is better today. I’m hoping for many graces for our Diocese from this trip. https://t.co/JsqMHLKaiB

Having a wonderful time - with a magnificent group! Lots of English dioceses here at the moment, though they’re not a patch on Portsmouth. 😜 I’ll pray for you this afternoon at the Grotto.

test Twitter Media - Having a wonderful time - with a magnificent group! Lots of English dioceses here at the moment, though they’re not a patch on Portsmouth. 😜 I’ll pray for you this afternoon at the Grotto. https://t.co/XI81i7Ja1w

We’re all checked in now at Southampton airport awaiting the flight. There’s over 100 of us going on this pilgrimage to Lourdes. The youth left yesterday on the coach. Looking forward to it all! I’ll pray for you to Our Lady at the Grotto.

test Twitter Media - We’re all checked in now at Southampton airport awaiting the flight. There’s over 100 of us going on this pilgrimage to Lourdes. The youth left yesterday on the coach. Looking forward to it all! I’ll pray for you to Our Lady at the Grotto. https://t.co/XPG6IifYny

May God bless our new Prime Minister. Our country faces some huge challenges at this time, not least Brexit. May the Holy Spirit direct and guide the PM along the right way.

test Twitter Media - May God bless our new Prime Minister. Our country faces some huge challenges at this time, not least Brexit. May the Holy Spirit direct and guide the PM along the right way. https://t.co/76B2OeZI8d

The warm summer days are now upon us; I hope you are enjoying them. Schools have broken up and we wish all our families a happy summer. I hope and pray you will all have some time for refreshment. Read the latest from @PortsmouthRC in this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue237…

test Twitter Media - The warm summer days are now upon us; I hope you are enjoying them. Schools have broken up and we wish all our families a happy summer. I hope and pray you will all have some time for refreshment. Read the latest from @PortsmouthRC in this week's e-News:
https://t.co/688rNvxXti https://t.co/Iow1N13BKl

Anthony Fyk, seminarian, has spent the last year with us here at the Cathedral. Today, sadly, is his last day! Please pray for him as he returns to the English College, Rome to complete his Licence in Liturgy (STL). Please God he’ll be ordained next year.

test Twitter Media - Anthony Fyk, seminarian, has spent the last year with us here at the Cathedral. Today, sadly, is his last day! Please pray for him as he returns to the English College, Rome to complete his Licence in Liturgy (STL). Please God he’ll be ordained next year. https://t.co/L39wsOkCw6

The weather is a bit grim here today - but nevertheless there’s great excitement in the air! Please pray for the two men to be ordained priests tomorrow and the three to be ordained deacons on Sunday.

test Twitter Media - The weather is a bit grim here today - but nevertheless there’s great excitement in the air! Please pray for the two men to be ordained priests tomorrow and the three to be ordained deacons on Sunday. https://t.co/rJKl6ErAfW

Lots of things are happening in the Diocese at the moment, including Ordinations this coming weekend: see this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News for more on this and for all the other news this week: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue236…

test Twitter Media - Lots of things are happening in the Diocese at the moment, including Ordinations this coming weekend: see this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News for more on this and for all the other news this week: https://t.co/JEYDVSUjMZ https://t.co/3QRFbUVqpb