The saints next door


  • Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna said that although our culture teaches us that only those who died for Christ are saints, in his latest exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), Pope Francis has managed to bring down holiness from its pedestal. In the five chapters of the exhortation, the Pope explains how in today’s world, holiness can be achieved in the family, in the workplace and in consecrated life, and other places.

    During the presentation of the Maltese translation of the apostolic exhortation Ifirhu u Thennew that was held at the Seminary, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna outlined how holiness can be achieved by everyone including mothers, fathers, grandparents, and even neighbours, by daily performing gestures with love. 

    The Pope also speaks with a certain insistence about our spiritual combat with the forces of evil and refers to the “spiritual corruption” as worse than the fall of a sinner because this leads to the perception that everything appears acceptable.

    Click here to watch the Archbishop's presentation.

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