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The drought that is affecting the city of Rome and the surrounding areas of the capital has led the Holy See to take measures to save water.

The Governorate of Vatican City State has decided to turn off all the fountains, both the external ones located in St. Peter's Square, and the interior fountains including those in the Vatican Gardens.

The move is in line with the teachings of Pope Francis in his Encyclical on creation Laudate Si.

Taken from Radio Vatican, English Section

Maxims - M. Paulines

  1. Let us imitate the meekness of Jesus, his humility, his love, his mildness, his zeal for souls and God’s honor, his spirit of penance. 1855

  2. The cross is the real test of faith, the true foundation and source of hope, the perfect refinement of love, in a word, the way to heaven. 1859




  3. It is precisely the cross which Jesus offers us which we ought to embrace with great willingness and not choose our own crosses. 1843

  4. We must pray for love of the cross. Then frequently we shall see things in an entirely different light. 1855

  5.  With a joyful heart endeavor to accept little daily annoyances out if love for God, swallowing them like water. Try it. (1877

  6. In all suffering God sends us he has his wise designs, and to those who love him everything turns out for the best. 1878

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