In the midst of this crisis in which we live, we want to share with you some good weekly news, news of hope, important or simple acts and gestures that unite us as a community of men and women of faith-driven by the force of hope.
University teaches students how to be happy
The course was developed in response to growing concerns around the mental health of students.
The University of Bristol is offering a ‘science of happiness’ course designed to teach students a set of science-based strategies for living a happier and more fulfilling life.
Following a successful pilot in 2018, the course draws on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to teach what happiness is and how to achieve it, including tangible practices to apply every day. The 12-week course has been offered since October 2019 to all new students, and so far about 400 have enrolled.
Pope prays for Rome and the world at the Madonna’s feet
Despite the rain, Pope Francis venerates the Madonna before her statue in Piazza di Spagna, and celebrates Mass in her honour in the Crypt of the Nativity in the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Tuesday morning.
Pope at Angelus: Immaculate Conception encourages us on path of conversion
At the Angelus on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis urges Christians to follow a path of conversion, as we find hope in the special grace Mary received from God.
Cardinal Cantalamessa’s first Advent sermon: Death is bridge to eternal life
The Preacher to the Papal Household, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, delivers his first Advent Sermon to Pope Francis and the Roman Curia, and reflects on the meaning of death, which forms a bridge to eternal life.