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A barbecue competition in the US (PA)

The discovery of the word of God as fundamental to prayer is exciting, like throwing fuel on the barbecue of our spiritual life

A detail from Rembrandt's depiction of the Ascension (1636)

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20 (Year B)

Francis has given  'missionaries of mercy'  the authority to pardon 'even those sins reserved to the Holy See' (CNS)

Archbishop Fisichella unveils official prayer, logo, and calendar of events for

'In St Paul we see conversion and repentance as the first fruit of the Resurrection'

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 9:26-31; 1 jn 3:18-24; jn 15:1-8 (Year B)

A painting of St Catherine of Siena

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

The Shroud of Turin on public display (CNS)

The Shroud of Turin has been put on display to the public until June 24

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope discusses ‘daily temptation for Christians’ during Mass at his Vatican residence

The Shroud of Turin on display in Turin (CNS)

Pope Francis to visit Turin Shroud

More than one million people have booked tickets to see the relic which has gone display at Turin Cathedral

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Vatican release Pope’s message for the 2015 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The Resurrection (1457-1459) by the Italian painter Andrea Mantegna

Easter Sunday, Acts 10: 34. 37-43; Col 3: 1-4; Jn 20: 1-9 (year b)