He became the bishop of Prague while still in his 20s, but because of pastoral and political difficulties there retired to a Benedictine abbey in Rome in 990.
The country’s non-Catholic population is growing and Mexicans increasingly identify as nonreligious.
In a 2021 video message marking the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Teresa as a doctor of the church, Pope Francis said the Spanish saint is an example for all Christians on the importance and need of prayer.
Third Sunday of Easter
First reading: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Second reading: 1 Jn 2:1-5a
Gospel: Lk 24:35-48
Without prayer, everything crumbles and any initiatives for church reform will just be proposals by some group and not the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.
The family is the first “school” for attention to the wider community.
God’s ways are not the world’s ways. The life of St. Bernadette (1844–1879) provides us with a stunning example of this.
Second Sunday of Easter
Sunday of Divine Mercy
First reading: Acts 4:32-35
Second reading: 1 Jn 5:1-6
Gospel: Jn 20:19-31