Humility, Detachment, and Trust: “What should the Church be like?"

What are the features of the People of God? What should the Church be like? This was the theme of Pope Francis’ meditation for the Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday, 15 December. In the day’s passage from the Gospel according to Matthew (21:28-32), Jesus states to the chief priests and elders: “Truly, I say to [...]

On the Feast of the Nativity of Mary: “Little things, humble things, do great works”

“Everything is there in the ‘littleness’”. In the Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, 8 September, the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, Pope Francis focused on the manner of God, who acts in small ways but opens vast horizons for us. Referring to the text of the Collect recited moments before, which asked the [...]

"Proclaim the Gospel with humility"

Pope Francis Morning Mass - Casa Santa Marta - Vatican City, February, 7, 2014 Taking his cue from Friday’s Gospel which recounts the tragic death of John the Baptist, the Pope said John was the man God had sent to prepare the way for his son. He, Pope Francis continued, was a man in the court of Herod, filled [...]

"A Christian without the Church is incomprehensible"

Pope Francis explains the three pillars of this belonging to the Church: HUMILITY, FIDELITY and the SERVICE OF PRAYER” Pope Francis' morning mass - Casa Santa Marta, January 30, 2014 In his homily at Holy Mass on Thursday 30 January, Pope Francis reflected on a verse from Psalm 132 which he said “opens the door to [...]

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