Monday, December 15, 2014

A Joy Which is Shared


Are you ready for a little more joy in your life?  If so, would you commit to (re)reading Pope Francis' The Joy of the Gospel in 2015?

Maybe you don't have time to take on all 288 paragraphs in one sitting, but what if you could receive one paragraph per day of The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium), from January through October of 2015?! 
Call it a Christmas present to yourself.  Make it your New Year's resolution.  Or consider it an act of solidarity with Pope Francis, who is a walking witness to joy.  After all, the Holy Father wrote Evangelii Gaudium in a very personal way--for you and for me.
Indeed, in a recent interview, Pope Francis addressed those who have raised questions "what he really thinks," and he referred to this document as follows:  "That's what I think, not what the media says I think.  Check it out; it's very clear.  Evangelii Gaudium is very clear."
Very clear, indeed.  Very readable, as well.  And very relevant to our daily journey of missionary discipleship.
To subscribe, simply go to  After entering your email address into the "follow by email" section, you will receive a confirmation email; then, starting on January 1st, you'll receive one paragraph each day.  It is guaranteed to feed your mind, heart and soul in the months ahead!
Finally, feel free to spread the word about by forwarding this link to friends and family.  Post it, pin it, or tweet it to your followers!  Join scores of other friends of Francis around the country, as we reflect with him on Jesus' invitation:

"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete."
(Jn 15:11)

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization, pray for us--