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  • Tweets from the Holy Father

How do we not judge, not condemn, and forgive? "Give and it will be given to you": be generous in giving. Not only material alms, but spiritual alms too: spend time with someone in need, visit someone who is sick, offer a smile. #SantaMarta

I pray for the victims of the horrible attack against two mosques in #Christchurch, New Zealand. I renew my invitation for prayer and gestures of peace to combat hatred and violence.

Prayer reconnects us to God, charity to our neighbor, fasting to ourselves. God, my brothers and sisters, my life: these are the realities that do not end in nothing, and in which we must invest. #Lent

#Lent is a journey of returning to the essential, during which the Lord asks us to follow three steps: almsgiving, prayer, and fasting.

#Lent is a reminder to stop, to return to the essential, to fast from all that is superfluous and distracting. It is a wake-up call for the spirit.

I ask everyone to remember in prayer both myself and my collaborators in the Roman Curia, who this evening will be beginning the week of Spiritual Exercises.

Only those who leave behind their earthly attachments in order to set out will find the mystery of God.

Women make the world beautiful, they protect it and keep it alive. They bring the grace of renewal, the embrace of inclusion, and the courage to give of oneself. #InternationalWomensDay

At the beginning of Lent, it would do us good to ask for the grace to preserve the memory of all that the Lord has done in our lives, of how He has loved us. #SantaMarta

The Lenten journey begins today, Ash Wednesday. I invite each of you to live this time in an authentic spirit of penance and conversion, like a return to the Father, who awaits us all with open arms.

Prayer gives consistency and vitality to everything we do.

Let us hear the cry of the earth, wounded in a thousand ways by human greed. Let us allow her to remain a welcoming home, in which no one feels excluded. #WorldWildlifeDay

Sometimes we may feel we are alone in facing difficulties. But, even if He doesn’t intervene immediately, the Lord walks by our side and, if we keep going forward, He will open up a new path.

In order to pray well, we need to have the heart of a child.

Let’s take a little time every day to examine our conscience, to convert to the Lord. Five minutes at the end of each day will help us think about a change of heart and conversion to the Lord, without procrastination. #SantaMarta

If you believe in God you must try to live justly with everyone, according to the golden rule: “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you” (Mt 7,12).

Religious life consists in loving God with all your heart, and your neighbour as yourself.

God’s love is the only power capable of making all things new.

Every abuse is an atrocity. In people's justified anger, the Church sees the reflection of the wrath of God. It is our duty to listen attentively to this silent cry. #PBC2019 w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Lord, focus our gaze on what is essential, make us strip ourselves of everything that does not help to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ transparent. #PBC2019

Lord, deliver us from the temptation to want to save ourselves, and our reputations; help us to acknowledge our guilt and to seek humble and concrete answers together, and in communion with all the People of God. #PBC2019

Lord, you know how we resist placing the sufferings of others in our heart. Open our hearts and shape them in your image. #PBC2019

Let us ask the Holy Spirit to sustain us during these days and to help us transform this evil into an opportunity for awareness and purification. #PBC2019

As of tomorrow, we will live several days of dialogue and communion, of listening and discernment. May it be a time of conversion. We don't proclaim ourselves, but He who died for us. #PBC2019

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

A very happy St Patrick’s Day today! The Christian and Catholic Faith he so marvellously proclaimed is the real ‘backstop’ we all need at this time. St Patrick - ora pro nobis, pray for us.

test Twitter Media - A very happy St Patrick’s Day today! The Christian and Catholic Faith he so marvellously proclaimed is the real ‘backstop’ we all need at this time. St Patrick - ora pro nobis, pray for us. https://t.co/AzXPjmdhc5

It’s painful seeing yet more political crisis over Brexit. For all our sakes, let’s make a real effort in prayer this weekend to the Holy Spirit that He will unite our politicians and help them find a good way forward.

test Twitter Media - It’s painful seeing yet more political crisis over Brexit. For all our sakes, let’s make a real effort in prayer this weekend to the Holy Spirit that He will unite our politicians and help them find a good way forward. https://t.co/xXYDBeM40I

Visiting Christ the King College on the Isle of Wight today for a tour of the new buildings and a seminar on science and religion. Here I am with some of the students, Mr Quinn the exec head and Mrs Ward, head of school.

test Twitter Media - Visiting Christ the King College on the Isle of Wight today for a tour of the new buildings and a seminar on science and religion. Here I am with some of the students, Mr Quinn the exec head and Mrs Ward, head of school. https://t.co/9OBrEpqmhd

Just left the English College for the Beda College (by St Paul’s Outside the Walls). I return to Portsmouth this afternoon. Yesterday I was happy to meet again Wanda Gawronska, niece of Bl Pier Giorgio Frassatji. She is keen we mount a prayer campaign for his canonisation.

test Twitter Media - Just left the English College for the Beda College (by St Paul’s Outside the Walls). I return to Portsmouth this afternoon. Yesterday I was happy to meet again Wanda Gawronska, niece of Bl Pier Giorgio Frassatji. She is keen we mount a prayer campaign for his canonisation. https://t.co/OCDAkeiC6A

Welcome to this week’s e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue220…. I hope and pray your Lenten works of self-denial, prayer and charity are going well and bringing you closer to the Lord. I’m currently at the English College in Rome, visiting our seminarians here and at the Beda.

test Twitter Media - Welcome to this week’s e-News: https://t.co/JKoqxMQ995. I hope and pray your Lenten works of self-denial, prayer and charity are going well and bringing you closer to the Lord. I’m currently at the English College in Rome, visiting our seminarians here and at the Beda. https://t.co/VuxrFbRLq9

I’m in the English College Rome today for a couple of nights, visiting our seminarians. Isn’t this plaque (outside the Martyrs’ Chapel) magnificent? May these valiant witnesses pray for our land today, helping us recover our Christian and Catholic roots.

test Twitter Media - I’m in the English College Rome today for a couple of nights, visiting our seminarians. Isn’t this plaque (outside the Martyrs’ Chapel) magnificent? May these valiant witnesses pray for our land today, helping us recover our Christian and Catholic roots. https://t.co/aWntNKz6VU

Please pray for dear Mother Bernadette, Superior of the Sisters of Mercy in Guernsey who passed away to the Lord last night. She was a truly loyal servant of the Lord. May she rest in peace and joy.

test Twitter Media - Please pray for dear Mother Bernadette, Superior of the Sisters of Mercy in Guernsey who passed away to the Lord last night. She was a truly loyal servant of the Lord. May she rest in peace and joy. https://t.co/jEdDXShvjI

On Visitation today to the parish of Our Lady Immaculate under the care of Fr Andrew Moore. Two packed Masses in a beautiful church in the middle of the shops!

test Twitter Media - On Visitation today to the parish of Our Lady Immaculate under the care of Fr Andrew Moore. Two packed Masses in a beautiful church in the middle of the shops! https://t.co/ZPc32sFcBy

We had a packed and joyous Rite of Election in the Cathedral today with two inspiring testimonies, one from a young man of 17 baptised last year and another from a young mother received into full communion. Please pray for all our catechumens and our candidates.

Made a happy visit today to St Michael’s School in Burghclere. Here I am with Fr. John Brucciani headteacher (on my left), Fr. Robert (on my right), Fr Bruce Barnes parish priest (at end on my right) and some of the priests on the teaching staff. May God bless them all.

test Twitter Media - Made a happy visit today to St Michael’s School in Burghclere. Here I am with Fr. John Brucciani headteacher (on my left), Fr. Robert (on my right), Fr Bruce Barnes parish priest (at end on my right) and some of the priests on the teaching staff. May God bless them all. https://t.co/MMeXkbiuXJ

Wishing you all in the Lord a wonderful and happy Lent as we begin today with Ash Wednesday. I’m saying the 1215 Mass in the Cathedral and I will pray for you and your intentions.

test Twitter Media - Wishing you all in the Lord a wonderful and happy Lent as we begin today with Ash Wednesday. I’m saying the 1215 Mass in the Cathedral and I will pray for you and your intentions. https://t.co/vGhOZ9614I

Visiting St John’s Seminary Wonersh today and just offered Mass. here I am with Deacon Johnpromise (a Portsmouth student!) and Canon Brian the Rector. God bless them all this Shrove Tuesday.

test Twitter Media - Visiting St John’s Seminary Wonersh today and just offered Mass. here I am with Deacon Johnpromise (a Portsmouth student!) and Canon Brian the Rector. God bless them all this Shrove Tuesday. https://t.co/N3fwFZDsCB

I hope you enjoy the @PortsmouthRC e-News this week with its usual round up of the latest diocesan news and future events, plus articles and media to enhance and deepen faith. I wish you all the blessings of this holy season. Please pray for me. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue219…

test Twitter Media - I hope you enjoy the @PortsmouthRC e-News this week with its usual round up of the latest diocesan news and future events, plus articles and media to enhance and deepen faith. I wish you all the blessings of this holy season. Please pray for me. https://t.co/Ge6xSIY0x5 https://t.co/3mvHbUZjel

I’m in Reading today to install Fr Matthew Goddard as the parish priest of St John Fisher parish. Here I am with Fr Matthew and the two assistants, Fr Seth and Fr Patrick.

test Twitter Media - I’m in Reading today to install Fr Matthew Goddard as the parish priest of St John Fisher parish. Here I am with Fr Matthew and the two assistants, Fr Seth and Fr Patrick. https://t.co/xZlyqXIm19

Just getting ready to enter Wembley Arena for Flame. We’ve a great crowd from the Diocese - ready for a great day!

test Twitter Media - Just getting ready to enter Wembley Arena for Flame. We’ve a great crowd from the Diocese - ready for a great day! https://t.co/6sZzEn0MWP

Happy St David’s Day today! We ask his prayers for the mission of the Church in Wales and in these lands.

test Twitter Media - Happy St David’s Day today! We ask his prayers for the mission of the Church in Wales and in these lands. https://t.co/Pn5uSwwSCp

We welcome today Fr Innaready Gada to the Diocese. He comes from Guntur in India and I’ve asked him to become assistant priest at Our Lady of Peace in Southbourne.

test Twitter Media - We welcome today Fr Innaready Gada to the Diocese. He comes from Guntur in India and I’ve asked him to become assistant priest at Our Lady of Peace in Southbourne. https://t.co/IsQ5GaMBXK

I hope you enjoy all the news, prayers and formation in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News., including the new Norms on Healing Ministry for the diocese, plus an update on the Diocesan Pastoral Council. Please pray for Canon MacDermot-Roe who died last week. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue218…

test Twitter Media - I hope you enjoy all the news, prayers and formation in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News., including the new Norms on Healing Ministry for the diocese, plus an update on the Diocesan Pastoral Council. Please pray for Canon MacDermot-Roe who died last week. https://t.co/W3Vj5aJQsi https://t.co/fUs6bOklme

On Pastoral Visitation today to the excellent parish of Our Lady and St Edmund in Abingdon. Thank God for a vibrant Christian community focused on mission and service.

test Twitter Media - On Pastoral Visitation today to the excellent parish of Our Lady and St Edmund in Abingdon. Thank God for a vibrant Christian community focused on mission and service. https://t.co/KBZDxs4OeK

Let’s continue our prayers to the Holy Spirit for the Bishops meeting in Rome about the clergy sexual crisis that there’ll be some really good, practical and effective outcomes.

test Twitter Media - Let’s continue our prayers to the Holy Spirit for the Bishops meeting in Rome about the clergy sexual crisis that there’ll be some really good, practical and effective outcomes. https://t.co/7KhZJ7ZUeJ