Vespers

December 31, 2011

Pope Gives Thanks to God for 2011

At vespers for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, the Holy Father recalls the past year, praises God for his love and the mystery of his salvation, and encourages evangelization: 'Christ’s disciples are called to reawaken in themselves and in others the longing for God and the joy of living for him and bearing witness to him.' He also said: 'Let us place in his hands the tragedies of this world, and let us also offer him our hopes for a brighter future.'

December 7, 2010

How the Vatican Preps for Christmas

Its special mission to focus the world’s attention on the sacred goes into high gear as Advent winds down.