In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at General Audience: Lord’s prayer confronts full range of evil

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at the General Audience (Vatican Media) Pope Francis focuses his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the final petition of the Lord’s prayer, saying Jesus is at our side to deliver us from all manner of evil. May 15, 2019 “Christian prayer does not close its eyes [...]

By |2019-05-17T19:23:31+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Wednesday Audience|Tags: , , , |

Pope at Regina Coeli: The Good Shepherd is attentive to each of us

Pope Francis during Regina Coeli (Vatican Media) Pope Francis during the Regina Coeli on Sunday called to mind Jesus presenting himself as the true Shepherd of God's people. He also wished all Mothers a Happy Mother's Day and recalled that it was the World Day of Prayer for Vocations May 12, 2019 During the [...]

By |2019-05-20T13:58:02+00:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope at Mass: St. Paul, hard-headed but not hard-hearted

Pope Francis preaches at the morning Mass (Vatican Media) In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Friday, Pope Francis invites Christians to be docile to the voice of the Lord, after the model of St. Paul. May 10, 2019 Taking his cue from the conversion of St. Paul on the [...]

By |2019-05-17T19:37:29+00:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , , |

Pope at Audience: memories of trip to Bulgaria and North Macedonia

Pope Francis at the general audience in Rome's St. Peter's Square on May 8, 2019. (Vatican Media) At this week’s Wednesday’s General Audience in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis reflects on his Apostolic journey to Bulgaria and North Macedonia. Bulgaria and Saint John XXIII The Pope began by saying how, in Bulgaria, he was [...]

Pope at Mass in North Macedonia: hunger for God, fraternity, encounter

Pope Francis at Mass in Skopje, North Macedonia, May 7, 2019. (Vatican Media) In a homily during Mass in Macedonia Square in the capital, Skopje, on May 7, Pope Francis reflected on Jesus the “bread of life” who satisfies the true hunger of man’s heart and how the followers of Jesus can satisfy this [...]

Pope at Mass in Bulgaria: Communion in the Eucharist

Pope Francis during Mass in Rakovsky (Vatican Media) Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass with First Communion, in Rakovsky, Bulgaria, and tells the young boys and girls how the Eucharist expresses the communion that makes us all brothers and sisters. The homily was brief and to the point. But, most of all, it was addressed [...]

By |2019-05-20T14:02:29+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , , , |

Pope at Mass: ‘may the Holy Spirit be the protagonist of our lives’

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Casa Santa Marta Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Casa Santa Marta (Vatican Media) Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday morning inviting the faithful to make room for the Holy Spirit in their lives. Speaking during the homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said we can [...]

By |2019-05-17T18:47:02+00:00Apr 30th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Mass: Christians must not give in to failure

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta commenting on the “spirit of tiredness” that “takes away hope”. Reflecting on the First Reading of the day, which is taken from the Book of Numbers, Pope Francis said that at times Christians “prefer failure”, leaving room for complaint and dissatisfaction, a perfect terrain, he said, [...]

By |2019-04-10T02:12:34+00:00Apr 10th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Angelus: Every true conversion is directed to a new future

On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel account of Jesus’ merciful response to the woman caught in adultery. The Gospel of the day presents us with two conflicting attitudes, the Pope said: the attitude “of the scribes and Pharisees, on the one hand; and that of Jesus on the other”. Jesus, [...]

By |2019-04-10T01:57:17+00:00Apr 10th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope at Audience: Building bridges through hope

Pope Francis devotes the General Audience to his recent visit to Morocco. Drawing on the theme of the trip, "Servant of Hope”, he tells the faithful in St Peter’s Square that “to serve hope in our day is to build bridges between cultures.” The General Audience on Wednesday gave Pope Francis the opportunity to give thanks [...]

By |2019-04-10T01:29:37+00:00Apr 10th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words|
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