Bread of Life

Heaven on Earth

Pope at Angelus: At Mass we anticipate heaven on earth Pope Francis reflects on Christ’s Eucharistic discourse during the Angelus on Sunday “Going to Mass and receiving Communion” is very important, Pope Francis said at Sunday’s Angelus, “because to receive Communion is to receive this living Christ, who transforms us interiorly, and prepares us for heaven.” [...]

‘Faith in Jesus allows us to Carry out God’s works’

Pope Francis invited believers to abandon themselves with joy to God's plan for their lives and seek spiritual nourishment in order to go forward in their journey of faith. His words came during the Angelus in St. Peter's Square. Pope Francis invited the faithful to cultivate their relationship with God, because faith in Jesus, he said allows [...]

Pope celebrates Mass for Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Mass at the Roman Basilica of St John Lateran which was to be followed by a procession to the Basilica of St Mary Major to mark the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. In his homily for the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis chose to reflect on one word, “Memory”. The Pope [...]

On the Bread of Life: "Christ is the 'living bread', the indispensable nourishment."

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today, we conclude the reading from the Gospel of John’s sixth chapter, with the discourse on the "Bread of Life", which Jesus delivered in the aftermath of the miracle of multiplication of the loaves and fish. At the end of that discourse, the great enthusiasm of the day before faded [...]

By |2015-08-23T13:35:35+00:00Aug 23rd, 2015|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , , , , |

On John 6: "Communion is assimilation: eating Him, we become Him"

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In these Sundays, the Liturgy proposes to us, from the Gospel of John, Jesus' discourse on the Bread of Life, that is He Himself and that is also the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Today's passage (Jn. 6, 51-58) presents the last part of that discourse, and refers to some of [...]

Angelus: Understanding Christ as "The Bread of Life"

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! This Sunday, we continue reading from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, in which Jesus, having accomplished the great miracle of the multiplication of the bread, explains to people the meaning of the "sign" (Jn 6.41 to 51). As he had done earlier with the Samaritan woman, starting [...]

By |2015-08-09T14:37:47+00:00Aug 9th, 2015|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , , , |

On the importance of our "encounter with Him, who is gift and giver."

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. This Sunday we continue reading the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel. After the multiplication of the loaves, the people had begun to look for Jesus and they found him in Capernaum. He understands well the reason for so much enthusiasm in following after him and he reveals it clearly: “You [...]

By |2015-08-04T13:33:51+00:00Aug 4th, 2015|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , |