Morning Mass Homilies

A collection of the homilies from the Pope’s morning masses.

Pope at Mass: God Corrects and Comforts Us With Tenderness

Pope Francis, in his homily at the Mass at the Casa Santa Marta chapel in the Vatican, speaks about how the Lord consoles and corrects us. He reflects on the Parable of the Lost Sheep in Matthew’s Gospel. The Lord guides His people, comforts them but also corrects them and punishes them with the tenderness of [...]

Pope at Mass: We Base Our lives on Christ, Not on Appearances

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis reminds us that our lives are built upon the “eternal Rock”, who is the Lord, and in Him we find happiness. Taking his cue from the Gospel at Mass on Thursday (Mt 7:21), Pope Francis urged Christians to sink the foundations of [...]

Pope at Mass: Today the Church praises “littleness”

CNS photo/Vatican Media The Spirit of God can only germinate in a humble heart, Pope Francis says in his homily at the daily Mass. The Holy Father says that God’s revelation always begins with “littleness”, implying trust in God rather than being closed in on oneself. December 3, 2019 In his homily at the [...]

Pope at Mass in Tokyo: Gospel of life urges us to be a “field hospital”

CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Monday afternoon at the Tokyo Dome stadium. In his homily, the Pope says we need to get our priorities right, in line with the life of Jesus. November 25, 2019 As the starting point of his homily on Monday, Pope Francis drew attention to the Sermon [...]

Pope at Mass in Nagasaki: compassion as the authentic way to shape history

  CNS photo/Paul Haring Celebrating his first public Mass in Japan on the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday, Pope Francis draws attention to the good thief in Luke’s Gospel. His attitude and profession of faith, the Pope says, makes the horror and injustice of Calvary, become a message of hope for all [...]

Pope at Mass: The Devil Destroys Because He Is Envious

In his homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, Pope Francis reflects on the Book of Wisdom and describes how the devil tries to destroy humanity out of jealousy because God became Man. The devil exists, sowing hatred and death throughout the world because he is envious that the Son of God became [...]

Pope at Mass: The Lord waits for everyone, good or bad

CNS photo/Vatican Media In his homily at the morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel of the day, and invites us to ask whether we accept the Lord’s invitation to His feast, or remain closed up in ourselves. November 5, 2019 In Saint Luke’s Gospel on Tuesday, Jesus [...]

Pope at All Souls’ Mass: The Christian’s place is in the wounded hands of God

  CNS photo/Vatican Media For All Souls’ Day, Pope Francis offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Catacombs of Priscilla in Rome. Visiting a catacomb for the first time, Pope Francis offered the Mass for the souls of all the faithful departed On All Souls’ Day. “The celebration of the feast of [...]

Pope at Mass: Christ’s love is not like a soap opera

In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis reflects on God’s love for each of us in Jesus, saying tenderness is the key to understanding the love of Christ. The Holy Spirit helps us to understand “the love of Christ for us” and to prepare our hearts to “allow ourselves [...]

Pope at Mass: Christian hope is like the air we breathe

CNS photo/Vatican Media To be men of hope we must not be attached to anything; and live, instead, "in tension" towards an encounter with the Lord. If we lose this perspective, life becomes static and immobile. Those were Pope Francis’ words this morning during his homily at the Casa Santa Marta, all centered on [...]

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