In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at General Audience: leaven of Jesus

Pope at General Audience: leaven of Jesus to Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius Pope Francis at the General Audience of 11 September in the Vatican.   Pope Francis reflected on his just-concluded Apostolic Journey to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, saying as a pilgrim of peace and hope, he tried to bring the leaven of Jesus to [...]

By |2019-09-12T20:02:26+00:00Sep 12th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words|

Pope at Mass in Mauritius: Be a youthful, joyful, missionary Church

Pope Francis carries St John Paul II's crozier at Mass, 30 years later (Vatican Media) Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass at the Mary Queen of Peace Monument in Port Louis. In his homily he describes the Beatitudes as “a Christian’s identity card”. Around 100,000 people attended the Pope’s Mass in Port Louis. That’s roughly [...]

By |2019-09-10T19:15:59+00:00Sep 9th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Angelus: Pope recalls World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Care for creation Credit: Vatican News Pope Francis during his Angelus highlights the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and speaks about his upcoming visit to Africa. September 1, 2019 In his greetings following the recitation of the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, the Pope recalled that the 1st [...]

By |2019-09-03T16:07:26+00:00Sep 1st, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope at Audience: Church a ‘field hospital’ that cares for sick

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience (AFP or licensors) At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says the Church is like “a field hospital” that must care for the sick, even when our actions incite envy and hatred in others. Continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, Pope Francis reflected on [...]

Pope at Angelus: Love is always demanding

Pope Francis says that in order to be saved we must love God and our neighbour – "and this is not comfortable." Pope Francis during the Angelus (AFP or licensors) At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel reading, in which Jesus is asked, “Lord, will only a few people [...]

By |2019-08-26T14:14:27+00:00Aug 26th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope: Beware of hypocrisy, actions speak louder than words

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience (AFP or licensors) During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflects on how the Christian community is born of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and grows through the mutual sharing of life among the Lord’s disciples. August 21, 2019 In his continuing catechesis on the [...]

By |2019-08-22T17:25:34+00:00Aug 21st, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Wednesday Audience|Tags: , |

Pope at Angelus: Fire of God’s love burns in charity

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims at the Sunday Angelus (Vatican Media) At the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis reminds us that Jesus brought the fire of God’s love upon earth, to overcome apathy and open our hearts to the needs of others. August 18, 2019 Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel (Lk [...]

By |2019-08-22T17:37:57+00:00Aug 18th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope on feast of the Assumption: Mary is the “Gate of Heaven”

Pope Francis at the Angelus on Thursday, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Vatican Media) Pope Francis invites us to “look upwards” because, thanks to Mary’s assumption into Heaven: “the sky is open” and we need no longer be afraid. August 15, 2019 In St Luke’s Gospel on this Solemnity [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:32:35+00:00Aug 15th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope at Angelus: Be ready for the final encounter with the Lord

Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus (Vatican Media) Pope Francis reflects on this Sunday’s Gospel and on Jesus’ call to be vigilant and to “light our lamps” as we await the final encounter with the Father. August 11, 2019 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells His disciples to “gird your loins and light your [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:24:30+00:00Aug 11th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|Tags: , |

Pope at Audience: Be God’s instruments of healing, like Apostles

Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience (Vatican Media) Pope Francis resumes his weekly General Audiences by continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, urging the faithful trust in the Lord, and act in His name. August 7, 2019 In his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, Pope Francis focused this [...]

By |2019-08-22T17:53:16+00:00Aug 7th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Wednesday Audience|
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