Wednesday Audience

A collection of the Pope’s Wednesday Audiences.

Pope at Audience: We are never alone if we bring our lives to God in prayer

CNS photo/Vatican Media June 24, 2020 At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how King David prayed while shepherding God’s people with his poet’s soul. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis focused his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the Biblical figure of King David. “Favored by God even from his youth, [...]

Pope at Audience: true believers intercede for the world

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis continues his cycle of catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, focusing on the biblical figure of Moses. June 17, 2020 Pope Francis began his General Audience on Wednesday by noting that “God never liked to have anything to do with those who prayed the 'easy' way”. He [...]

Pope at Audience: Wrestling with God a metaphor for prayer

CNS photo/Vatican Media June 10, 2020 Pope Francis continues his cycle of catechesis on prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, focusing on the story of Jacob “wrestling with God” in the book of Genesis. By Christopher Wells At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on the life of the patriarch Jacob, whose [...]

Pope at Audience: God does not abandon us, He is companion and guide

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis during his weekly General Audience on Wednesday continues his catechesis on prayer, focusing his attention on the “prayer of Abraham”. June 3, 2020 At the center of Pope Francis’ catechesis on prayer at his General Audience on Wednesday was the figure of Abraham. The Pope explained that with this [...]

Pope at Audience: Prayer cultivates flowers of rebirth

Pope Francis during Weekly General Audience May 27, 2020 Pope Francis continues his catechesis on prayer, turning his thoughts to the prayer of the just. By Francesca Merlo Pope Francis began his General Audience on Wednesday telling the faithful that “God’s plan regarding humanity is for the good”, even though “we experience the presence [...]

Pope at Audience: Mystery of Creation opens us up to prayer

Vatican Media May 20, 2020 Pope Francis holds his weekly General Audience during Laudato Si’ Week, and reflects on the mystery of Creation and how it opens us up to prayer. By Devin Watkins Continuing his catechesis cycle on the theme of prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about the relationship [...]

Pope at Audience: Christian prayer is intimate, trusting, confident

CNS photo/ Vatican Media May 13, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on the essential characteristics of prayer in his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, and says prayer is universal, intimate, and entirely trusting in God. By Devin Watkins At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis considered several of the core aspects of prayer. He [...]

Pope at Audience: ‘We are all beggars before God’

CNS photo/Vatican Media May 6, 2020 Pope Francis begins a new series of catechesis during the General Audience on the theme of prayer and invites the faithful never to suffocate that cry for hope and salvation. By Linda Bordoni Taking inspiration from the Gospel episode of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar from Jericho who is [...]

Pope at General Audience: Love the world that persecutes you

CNS photo/Vatican Media April 29, 2020 At his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis concludes his series of catecheses on the Beatitudes, focusing on the final Beatitude, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis concluded his catechesis on the Beatitudes [...]

Pope at audience on Earth Day: common action needed to protect “our garden-home”

CNS photo/Vatican Media April 22, 2020 Holding his weekly general audience on the 50th Earth Day on Wednesday, Pope Francis called for common action and ecological conversion that lead to a deeper love for our common home and our brothers and sisters, especially the most vulnerable. By Robin Gomes Celebrating the 50th Earth Day on [...]

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