What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

These are the names of the 17 new cardinals the pope appointed at the consistory

November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.
Vatican

Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
Vatican

Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

Saint Junipero Serra: Who wrote his song?

2015-10-16

Pope Francis visited a sculpture of the Spanish missionary Junipero Serra just hours after canonizing him in Washington D.C

The music playing is "Aqui Por Ti” , which translates into Here For You.  It was composed by Spanish singer-songwriter Jaume Anglada in honor of the 18th century missionary. 

The U.S embassy gave the singer the assignment.  To provide inspiration, he was given a copy Serra's farewell letters to his parents before leaving for the Americas. He was also given rocks from where Serra´s ship first landed.

JAUME ANGLADA
Singer-Songwriter 
"The truth is that it filled me with excitement. When I got home, I read the letter. It was an emotional  letter, where you can really feel the vocation of someone who was abandoning his family and loved ones. He was doing it to work and to grow, to be able to show and share his love.”

The song invokes Serra´s feelings of leaving his home. There is a sense of nostalgia with hope for the future; abandoning what he knows, to devote himself to the unknown. The missionary left his home and loved ones, whom he never saw again. All to Evangelize in the Americas... for God.

POPE FRANCIS
Canonization of Junipero Serra
"Go out to proclaim the good news that mistakes, deceitful illusions and falsehoods do not have the last word in a person’s life. Go out with the ointment which soothes wounds and heals hearts.”

The composer had in mind the instruments of the Baroque era while writing the song. 

It is a poem full of melancholy, yet ironically it doesn't feel sad. Instead, it invites everyone to look to the horizon, the future, with the certainty of having placed their fate in trusted hands. 

JRB/ AZ 
Bisbat de Mallorca
-SV/JM
-PR
Up:FV
#Mundo