“Have you seen the dead leaves fall in the sad autumn twilight?” says St. Josemaría Escrivá. “Thus souls fall each day into eternity. One day, the falling leaf will be you.”
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The last time that Pope Francis visited Greece, in 2016, he brought three Syrian refugee families from the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos back with him to Rome.
“That deep purple that you see in Advent, that very rich color, is the color of repentance,” Father Briscoe explained. “It reminds us of the sober and somber character of the season and tells us that we should be preparing not just our homes, not just our surroundings, but our souls.”
Leaving Afghanistan and arriving in Rome on Aug. 25, Father Scalese brought with him a number of Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children cared for by the sisters.
If the island changes its laws, Jersey will be the first place in the British Isles to allow assisted suicide.