& Tobago


Very usefull links


News links




Dow Jones

Oil price



Views and News






Pope at Mass: ‘let us be amazed'

Vatican Media Pope Francis celebrates Mass of the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God in St Peter's Basilica.

Play Video: From St. Peter's Square, recitation of the Angelus prayer led by Pope Francis

Pope Francis says in his homily during the liturgy he celebrated in St Peter's Basilica on New Year's Day that we need to be amazed by Mary, the Mother of God, allow her to gaze on us, embrace us and take us by the hand.

By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp / Vatican News

Petroleumworld 01 01 2019

Pope Francis took his cue for his homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God , from Luke's Gospel of the day which says that all were amazed by what the shepherds had to tell them. We should be amazed today by the Mother of God, he said, and allow Mary to gaze on us, embrace us and take us by the hand.

Amazed by Mary

Mary is not only the Mother of God, Pope Francis began, she also presents all of us “reborn to the Lord”, he said. The Church too, needs to be amazed at who she is, he continued, “at being the dwelling place of the living God, the Bride of the Lord, a Mother who gives birth to her children”. It is Our Lady who “gives the Church the feel of home”, the Pope said.

Allow Mary to gaze on us

Whenever Mary gazes on us, Pope Francis said “she does not see sinners but children”. By allowing her to gaze on us, we will see the reflection of God's beauty and heaven. Her gaze, he said, penetrates the darkest corner and rekindles hope.

“As she gazes upon us, she says: ‘Take heart, dear children; here I am, your Mother!'”

Allow Mary to embrace us

Mary takes all of us to heart in the same way that she took every person and event to heart during her life: her visit to Elizabeth, the newlyweds at Cana, the disciples in the Upper Room, the Pope said. “She wants to embrace our every situation and present it to God”, he said.

Allow Mary to take us by the hand

“God Himself needed a Mother,” Pope Francis said. And Jesus gave her to us from the cross. “Our Lady is not an optional accessory: she has to be welcomed into our life”, he said.

“Mary, take us by the hand,” the Pope prayed at the conclusion of his homily.

“Gather us beneath your mantle, in the tenderness of true love, where the human family is reborn: ‘ We fly to thy protection, O Holy Mother of God.'”


Original article



We invite you to join us as a sponsor. Circulated Videos, Articles, Opinions and Reports which carry your name and brand are used to target Entrepreneurs through our site, promoting your organization’s services. The opportunity is to insert in our stories pages short attention-grabbing videos, or to publish your own feature stories.


Story by Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp from Vatican News.

vaticannews.va 01 01 2019


We invite all our readers to share with us
their views and comments about this article.

Write to editor@petroleumworld.com

By using this link, you agree to allow PW
to publish your comments on our letters page.

Any question or suggestions,
please write to: editor@petroleumworld.com

Best Viewed with IE 5.01+ Windows NT 4.0, '95, '98,ME,XP, Vista, Windows 7,8,10 +/ 800x600 pixels

Twitter: @petroleumworld1



Contact: editor@petroleumworld.com,

Editor & Publisher:Elio Ohep/
Contact Email: editor@petroleumworld.com

CopyRight © 1999-2016, Paul Ohep F. - All Rights Reserved. Legal Information

PW in Top 100 Energy Sites

CopyRight©1999-2017, Petroleumworld ™  / Elio Ohep - All rights reservedThis site is a public free site and it contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of business, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have chosen to view the included information for research, information, and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission fromPetroleumworld or the copyright owner of the material.