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Reflections for the feast of Epiphany

Epiphany celebrates Jesus’ first appearance to the Gentiles, as represented by the Magi, while the Eastern Churches commemorate the Baptism of Christ, where the Father and the Holy Spirit give combined testimony to Jesus’ identity as the Son of God. Is 60:1-6;   Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6;   Mt. 2:1-12 Homily starter anecdote “Because you never know what’s going [...]

Pope’s Angelus of Sunday 31 December 2017: Full text

This Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on the Feast of the Holy Family and how St Luke’s Gospel describes the presentation of Jesus in the Temple  Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! On this first Sunday after Christmas, we celebrate the Holy Family of Nazareth, and the Gospel invites us to reflect on the experience lived by [...]

Christ's coming means conversion, change

At the Angelus on St Stephen's Day, Pope Francis said that Christ’s coming into the world means we must “convert” and change our way of thinking. Pope Francis said that Christ’s coming into the world means we must “convert” and change our way of thinking. The Holy Father was speaking ahead of the Angelus on Tuesday. In Italy, and [...]

The heart of Christmas is hope

In his homily at Christmas Mass “During the Night” in St Peter’s Basilica, the Pope reflects on how, with the birth of Jesus, everything becomes a source of hope The Christmas story is retold every year with all the places, people and themes we know so well: the stable, the shepherds, the birth. But perhaps the [...]

Pope Francis prays Angelus on Gaudete Sunday

On the Third Sunday of Advent - called "Gaudete Sunday" in reference to the introit traditionally sung at the Mass of the day, which begins, "Gaudete in Domino semper", Pope Francis prayed the traditional Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, beneath the window of the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace. We bring [...]

The virtue of the little ones

· the General Audience the Pontiff begins a new series of reflections dedicated to hope and asks that no one be excluded from the recognition of human rights · “Hope is the virtue of the little ones”, because “the great ones ... do not know what it is”. Thus, Christian hope is the focal point of the [...]

On Devotion to the Christ Child

Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! In these days of Christmas the Child Jesus is placed before us. I am certain that in our homes many families still have a nativity scene arranged, continuing this beautiful tradition brought about by St Francis of Assisi which keeps alive in our hearts the mystery of God who became man. [...]

2015-12-30T22:09:18+00:00 Dec 30th, 2015|Categories: Wednesday Audience|Tags: , , , , |

Angelus on the Feast of the Holy Family

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! How well these young people sing! How talented! [commenting on the young people singing Christmas songs in the Square] In the climate of joy that it is Christmas, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family this Sunday. I think back to the great meeting in Philadelphia, last September; the [...]

2015-12-28T21:53:22+00:00 Dec 28th, 2015|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , , , , |

Letter #59, 2015: Pope's Christmas Message: Peace

December 25, 2015, Friday -- Pope's Christmas Message: Peace "Let us allow tears of repentance to fill our eyes and cleanse our hearts."—Pope Francis, today in Rome, as part of his Christmas Day message, delivered "Urbi et Orbi," that is, literally, "To the City (Rome) and to the world," from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica [...]

Letter #58, 2015: Tomorrow is Christmas

December 24, 2015, Thursday -- Tonight We Celebrate the Holy Exchange “The Son of God became man so that we might become God.” —St. Athanasius, De Incarnatione, 54, 3: PG 25, 192 "Recognize, O Christian, your dignity and, enabled to share in the divine nature, do not wish to relapse into your former base condition with [...]

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