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Families, Schools of Human Development

Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.

Pope Francis – August 2019-video

What kind of world do we want to leave for the future?
Let us leave a world with families.
Let us care for our families, because they are true schools for the future, spaces of freedom, and centers of humanity.
And let us reserve a special place in our families for individual and communal prayer.
Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.

Integrity of Justice

Let us pray that those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

Pope Francis – July 2019 - video

The decisions made by judges influence the rights and property of citizens.
Their independence should keep them safe from favoritism and from pressures that could contaminate the decisions they have to make.
Judges must follow the example of Jesus, who never negotiates the truth.
Let us pray that those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

The Priests’ Way of Life

Let us pray that priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively, above all, to solidarity with those who are most poor.

Pope Francis – June 2019 - video

I would like to ask you to look at the priests who work in our communities.
They are not perfect, but many give it their all until the very end, offering themselves with humility and joy.
They are priests who are close to the people, ready to work hard for everyone.
Let us be thankful for their example and testimony.
Let us pray that priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively, above all, to solidarity with those who are most poor.

The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity

Let us pray this month that the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

Pope Francis – May 2019-video

The ethnic, linguistic, and tribal divisions in Africa can be overcome promoting unity in diversity.
I want to thank the religious sisters, priests, laity, and missionaries for their work to create dialogue and reconciliation among the various sectors of African society.
Let us pray this month that the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

Doctors and humanitarian in War - Torn Areas – The Pope Video 4 – April 2019

The Pope Video: In the most difficult and dramatic situations, such as in war, we can also find examples of goodness and generosity. The doctors and their humanitarian collaborators who work in armed conflicts are a good example. In those places where some people fight to kill, others fight for life. “The presence of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers in war-torn areas is a sign of hope. They are wise, valiant, and good-hearted people who, following their vocation, work under extremely dangerous conditions. Let us pray for doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war-torn areas, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.”

Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities – The Pope Video 3 – March 2019

March 2019. The Pope Video: Today, our modern society, which is so advanced, continues to persecute people because of their faith. There are people who die and who are persecuted for following Jesus Christ, not to mention the discrimination against Christians in so many countries where they are not acknowledged, or where their existence is subtly rejected through insults and unjust demands. Let us defend their rights! “It might be hard for us to believe, but there are more martyrs today than in the first centuries. They are persecuted because they speak the truth and proclaim Jesus Christ to this society. This happens particularly where religious freedom is not yet guaranteed. However, it also happens in countries where, in theory and on paper, they protect freedom and human rights. Let us pray that Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.” Each month, The Pope Video disseminates the Holy Father´s prayer intentions regarding the challenges of humanity and the mission of the Church.

 

Human Trafficking

The Pope Video 2 – February 2019-video

There are issues where you are morally obligated to take a side, such as human trafficking. You cannot be neutral. If you don’t take a stand against it, if you don’t do something to fight it, you’re contributing to the continued existence of this tremendous injustice. Open your eyes to reality. Open your heart to the victims. “Although we try to ignore it, slavery is not something from other times. Faced with this tragic reality, no one can wash their hands of it without being, in some way, an accomplice to this crime against humanity. We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today as there was before, or perhaps more. Let us pray for a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.”

Young People and the Example of Mary

The Pope Video 1 - January 2019

 Young people who move, who throw themselves into the adventure of faith, who follow Mary´s example. Thousands, tens of thousands, even millions of them are gathering this month of January in Panama for the 2019 World Youth Day. Let us share with them the joy of the Gospel. "You young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration. Take advantage of the World Youth Day in Panama to contemplate Christ together with Mary. Let us pray the Rosary together for peace, each of us in our own language. And ask for strength to dream and to work for peace. Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world."

 

The pope video:

The Mission of Religious

Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary enthusiasm and let us pray that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

Pope Francis – October 2018 video

Religious, with their prayer, poverty, and patience, are essential to the Church’s mission.
More than ever, with the challenges of today’s world, we need their complete dedication to proclaiming the Gospel.
Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary enthusiasm and let us pray that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

 

The pope video:

Let us pray that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

Pope Francis – September 2018

Africa is a wealthy continent, and its greatest, most valuable resource is its young people.
They should be able to choose between letting themselves be overcome by difficulty or transforming the difficulty into an opportunity.
The most effective way to help them in this choice is to invest in their education.
If young people don’t have the possibility of education, what future can they have?
Let us pray that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

The pope video: Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

Pope Francis - August 2018

When speaking of families, often the image of a treasure comes to my mind.
Today's rhythm of life, stress, pressure at work, and also the little attention paid by institutions, could put them in danger.
It's not enough to talk about their importance: it's necessary to promote concrete means and to develop their role in society with a good family policy.
Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

The pope video:   That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

Pope Francis - July 2018

The tiredness of priests... Do you know how often I think about it?
Priests, with their virtues and defects, work in many different areas.
Working on so many active fronts, they cannot remain inactive after a disappointment.
At such times, it's good for them to remember that the people love their priests, need them, and trust in them.
Let us pray together that priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

 

Petite Video de l'ordination par RTL

Photos de l'ordination de notre Frère Pierre Mendels

 

Video Pope Francis - June 2018: That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

Pope Francis - June 2018

The Internet is a gift of God, but it is also a great responsibility.
Communication technology, its places, its instruments have brought with it a lengthening of horizons, a widening, for so many people.
It can offer immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity.
May the digital network not be a place of alienation. May it be a concrete place, a place rich in humanity.
Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

 

Video Pope Francis - May 2018: That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

Video Pope Francis - April 2018: That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

 

Abbaye de Clervaux
ORDINATION SACERDOTALE LE 24 JUIN 2018 
L’Abbé de Clervaux, le Très Révérend Père Dom Michel Jorrot, et la Communauté des moines vous invitent à assister à une ordination presbytérale le dimanche 24 juin 2018 à 15 heures en l’église abbatiale. Le Frère Pierre Mendels, moine de Clervaux, sera ordonné prêtre par Mgr Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, Archevêque de Luxembourg, au cours de la messe concélébrée.
Le Frère Pierre Mendels est né à Ettelbruck le 27 janvier 1965. Il a poursuivi ses études secondaires au Lycée de Diekirch avant d’entrer à l’Abbaye Saint-Maurice en 1985, où il a émis sa première Profession monastique en 1988. Ensuite, il a fait sa formation théologique à l'Abbaye. Le Frère Mendels a été ordonné diacre en 2004.
Les vêpres solennelles seront exceptionnellement ce dimanche 24 juin à 18.15 heures.
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