Lent begins tomorrow!

On Ash Wednesday (17/02) a Service of the Word will be held here in Mariukirkjan at 19.30.hrs. The ashes we receive remind us that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Genesis 3:19) and that therefore the entire life of a Christian should be marked by works of...

Message for Lent 2021

In his message for Lent 2021, Pope Francis calls on the faithful to “renew our faith, draw from the living waters of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God”… He goes on to say that the journey of conversion, through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving,...

World Day of the Sick

In his message for the 29th World Day of the Sick on 11 February, Pope Francis urges a path of healing grounded in a trusting and interpersonal relationship between the sick and those who care for them… Pope Francis says that the annual day “is an opportunity to...

Christians pray for Unity

The 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated from 18 to 25 January. During this period, Christians are invited to pray for reconciliation and unity within the Church. The theme for this year 2021, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit,” is...

Statement about the Covid vaccine

The Vatican Covid-19 Commission and the Pontifical Academy for Life issue a joint 20-point paper addressing the issues and priorities arising at the various stages of a vaccine journey, from research and development to patents and commercial exploitation, including...

World Day of Peace Message 2021

At the beginning of every year, the Holy Father offers his thoughts on a theme connected to peace. This year’s message is entitled The Culture of Care as a Path to Peace. He offers it to “Heads of State and Government, leaders of International Organisations,...