Wednesday Audience

A collection of the Pope’s Wednesday Audiences.

Pope at Audience: The Cross of Christ, a beacon of hope

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 31, 2021 In his Catechesis during the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis looks ahead to the Easter Triduum and the celebration of the saving mystery of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. By Vatican News staff reporter On the eve of the Easter Triduum, Pope Francis, during his Wednesday General Audience [...]

Pope at Audience: Mary near to those who die alone in pandemic

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 24, 2021 At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the theme of prayer in communion with Mary, and says Our Lady is at the bedside of those who die alone without the comfort of their loved ones. By Devin Watkins As the Church prepares to celebrate the Feast [...]

Pope at Audience: Christians called to safeguard God’s presence

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 17, 2021 Pope Francis concludes his catechesis on “prayer as a relationship with the Holy Trinity,” focusing at Wednesday’s General Audience on the work of the Holy Spirit. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis continued his reflections on prayer as a relationship with the Holy Trinity, part of an ongoing series [...]

Pope at Audience: Fraternity is challenge for Iraq and whole world

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 10, 2021 Pope Francis reflects on his recent Apostolic Journey to Iraq during the weekly General Audience, and highlights a penitential sense he felt during his visit, as well as the joy of the Iraqi people at welcoming Christ's message. By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ “In the past few days, [...]

Pope at Audience: Prayer opens us to the Trinity

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 3, 2021 At Wednesday’s Audience, Pope Francis says we have access to the Trinity through prayer, thanks to Jesus. By Christopher Wells “It is Jesus who opened up Heaven to us and projected us into a relationship with God,” Pope Francis said at Wednesday’s General Audience. “Jesus has revealed to [...]

Pope at Audience: We meet God in prayer, in the ‘today’ that we live

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) February 10, 2021 Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer, Pope Francis reflects on why and how we should pray in all the events of everyday life. By Robin Gomes In last week’s General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about how Christian prayer is “anchored” in the liturgy. In this week’s audience, streamed [...]

Pope at Audience: Liturgy and prayer unite us to Christ

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) February 3, 2021 Pope Francis continues his catechesis on Christian prayer at the weekly General Audience, and reflects on how liturgical prayer unites us to Christ. By Devin Watkins Speaking from the library of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis held his Wednesday General Audience which was live-streamed to the faithful around [...]

Pope at Audience: We can always praise God, whose love never fails

CNS photo/Vatican Media January 13, 2021 Continuing his catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on “the prayer of praise”, which is possible in every circumstance because God is always faithful. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis reflected on the dimension of praise in prayer, at the General Audience on Wednesday, [...]

Pope at general audience: Gratitude makes the world better, transmits hope

Pope Francis leads his weekly general audience from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 30, 2020. In his main talk, the pope focused on the importance of thanking God and letting others see one's gratitude. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of gratitude [...]

Pope at Audience: Those who pray, pray for all

CNS photo/Vatican Media December 16, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on “the prayer of intercession” during his weekly General Audience. By Christopher Wells Continuing his catechesis on prayer, Pope Francis on Wednesday focused on “intercessory prayer”; that is, prayer which asks on behalf of another.” Those who are accustomed to pray, said Pope Francis, “never [...]

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