“You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8)
Happy day to the promoters of communication
“54th World Communications Day”
The feast of the Transference of our father Saint Dominic and the prayer for communicators on the “54th World Communications Day” is a happy coincidence to encourage the Communications Promoters of the different entities of the Order of Preachers.
The Ascension of Jesus Christ clarifies our objectives.
To “tell what they saw” and “live what they heard” . It is a clear mission. To be communicators (witnesses) of the resurrection in our reality of life. (Ref. Acts 1, 1-11/Mat 28,16-20).
We are preachers or communicators of Christ’s grace in the same way as St. Dominic.
“54 World Communications Day“
Message of the Holy Father Francis: “The Truth of Good Stories”
Motto: ““That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Ex 10:2)
Life becomes history.Pope Francis
On May 24 (2020) the World Communications Day is celebrated.
Now in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope Francis gives us a message about the truth in the stories told by journalists.
Pope Francis asks journalists to weave true, uplifting and responsible stories. He goes deeper by referring to the stories in Sacred Scripture and to Jesus as the model of stories that renew themselves and renew human history.
To read the full message, click here
O Mary, woman and mother, you wove the divine Word in your womb, you recounted by your life the magnificent works of God. Listen to our stories, hold them in your heart and make your own the stories that no one wants to hear. Teach us to recognize the good thread that runs through history. Look at the tangled knots in our life that paralyze our memory. By your gentle hands, every knot can be untied. Woman of the Spirit, mother of trust, inspire us too. Help us build stories of peace, stories that point to the future. And show us the way to live them together.For the Virgin Mary “treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Lk 2: 19). Let us ask for help from her, who knew how to untie the knots of life with the gentle strength of love
Telling stories of hope
At the Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis prayed that this recurrence might help us tell stories that look forward to the future with hope.
“May this event encourage us to tell and share constructive stories that help us to understand that we are all part of a story that is larger than ourselves, and can look forward to the future with hope if we truly care for one another as brothers and sisters.”