In his November 19 general audience, Pope Francis spoke about the "universal vocation to holiness" stressed by Vatican II: "Holiness is a gift, it is a gift that the Lord Jesus gives us, when He takes us to Himself, clothes us with Himself, and renders us like Himself."
The second article in a series on figures from Sacred Scripture who offer us an example of deep faith in God and his providence.
In his homily at morning Mass on November 13, Pope Francis said that the Kingdom of God is growing silently, in the hidden holiness of families who work and pray and suffer, offering to God their small daily crosses.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan was the principal celebrant at the Mass held in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, while Archbishop Bernard Hebda presided at a Mass held in South Orange, New Jersey.
Bishop and Prelate of Opus Dei