Words of wisdom from Pope Francis: the Angelus, Wednesday Audience and Morning Mass Homilies.

Pope at Audience: Contemplative prayer ‘a guide along path of love’

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) May 5, 2021 At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis focuses his catechesis on contemplative prayer, and says contemplation helps guide us in following Jesus along the path of love. By Devin Watkins Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflected on contemplative prayer. He [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: A truly Christian life bears witness to Christ

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) May 2, 2021 Pope Francis addresses the faithful on the fifth Sunday of Easter and reflects on how in order to bear witness to Christ, it is necessary to be united with Him and abide in Him actively, By Linda Bordoni Commenting on the Gospel of John (Jn 15, 1-8) in which [...]

Pope at Audience: Meditating is a way of encountering Jesus

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) April 28, 2021 Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer during the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis explains the importance of meditation, highlighting that it is a means of prayer that helps us encounter Jesus and find ourselves. By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ For a Christian, Pope Francis said at the General [...]

Pope at Mass: Priestly ordination ‘a gift of service’

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) April 25, 2021 Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Good Shepherd Sunday, and ordains 9 men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rome. By Vatican News staff writer As the Church marks Good Shepherd Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica with the Rite of Ordination of Priests. The [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: Jesus defends, knows and loves

(CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) April 25, 2021 Speaking on the fourth Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis tells the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the recitation of the Regina Coeli that Jesus, the good shepherd, defends, knows and loves each person individually. Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis on Sunday greeted the faithful [...]

Pope at Audience: vocal prayer is a sure way to speak with God

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) April 21, 2021 Pope Francis reflects on the importance of vocal prayer in his catechesis during Wednesday’s General Audience. By Christopher Wells Prayer, Pope Francis said at his General Audience on Wednesday, “is dialogue with God; and every creature, in a certain sense, engages in dialogue with God.” For human beings, [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: Christianity is relationship, care and joy

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 18, 2021 On the Third Sunday of Easter Pope Francis reflects on how being a Christian is not first of all a doctrine or a moral ideal, it is the living relationship with Him. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis on Sunday reappeared at the window of his study in the [...]

Pope at Audience: Church is the house and school of prayer

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) April 14, 2021 Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer at the weekly General Audience in the Vatican, Pope Francis explains that prayer belongs to the very essence of the Church, without which she cannot carry out her evangelising mission and service to others. By Robin Gomes In his Catechesis at Wednesday’s General [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: Encountering Christ means finding peace of heart

Pope Francis in the Apostolic LIbrary, from where he recited the Regina Coeli (Vatican Media) April 5, 2021 At the Regina Coeli on Easter Monday, Pope Francis speaks of the angel's appearance and the proclamation of Christ's Resurrection, noting that in finding the Risen Christ we discover peace of heart. By Vatican News staff [...]

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Easter Sunday

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) April 4, 2021 Pope Francis presides over Mass on Easter Sunday morning in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Altar of the Chair, and thanks all those who worked hard to make the Triduum celebrations so beautiful. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Easter Sunday morning at the Vatican Basilica [...]

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