Palm Sunday homily


Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass on Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s Square.  Today’s celebration can be said to be bittersweet.  It is joyful and sorrowful at the same time.  We celebrate the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the cries of his disciples who acclaim him as king.  Yet we also solemnly proclaim the […]

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Lent is an opportunity to draw near to Christ


“Perhaps we have not yet encountered Jesus personally,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on Sunday. “Perhaps we have not recognized Him as our Saviour.” The Holy Father was commenting on the day’s Gospel, which relates the “dialogue” between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Because of the great respect Jesus shows […]

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Jesus looks at each of us


· Jesus does not look at statistics but at each of us, one by one. · In the Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, 31 January, Pope Francis focused “amazement of the encounter with Jesus”, the astonishment that overcomes those who look at him and realize that the Lord had already “fixed his gaze” […]

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The great and the least

SS. Papa Francesco - Messa Domus Sanctae Marthae  15-12-2016

The “apostolic courage to always say things truthfully”, the “pastoral love” to welcome people with “what little one can give”, and the ability to question one’s own vocation: these are the characteristics of the true faithful who wish to follow in the Lord’s footsteps. In the Mass celebrated in the Santa Marta chapel on Thursday, […]

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No obstacle to mercy


· The Pope reminds the faithful that Jesus did not come to punish sinners but to invite them to convert · Jesus did not come to punish sinners but to proclaim the mercy of God and to invite everyone to convert. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ address at the General Audience on Wednesday […]

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When Saying ‘He Is a Sinner,’ Ask Yourself ‘And What Am I?’


“How many times we say: “But he is a sinner, he has done this, and that …”, and we judge others. And you? Each one of us should ask himself: Yes, he is a sinner, and I?” Pope Francis observed this during his address at this morning’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, while stressing […]

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