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Pontifical University Antonianum

Reflecting on Hospitableness Past and Present

"Francesco d’Assisi e Al-Malik Al-Kamil: 1219-2019"

The Rome campus of the Pontifical University Antonianum will host a reflection on the historical-theological significance of Al-Malik Al-Kamil’s hospitality, and on te spiritual, indeed the mystical, roots the Franciscan preference for hospitableness, with a view to a renewal of its practice.

Celebrating his morning Mass, January 21, Pope Francis said that some people believe themselves to be good Catholics but don’t even act like good Christians as indicated by the Beatitudes. The Christian style is that of the Beatitudes that St. Mark in the day’s Gospel describes as "new wine in new bottles".

The Beatitudes are the true way of life for the Christian

By Robin Gomes The Gospel, the Word of the Lord, is the “new wine” that has been gifted us, but to be good Christians we need a “new behaviour”, a “new style” that is truly the “Christian style”, and this style is indicated by the Beatitudes. This is the meaning of the ” key word ” that concludes today’s reading from the Gospel of Mark: … Continue reading The Beatitudes are the true way of life for the Christian »