Spirit

Pope Francis Homily for Pentecost Sunday

“I will not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18). The central purpose of Jesus' mission, which culminated in the gift of the Holy Spirit, was to renew our relationship with the Father, a relationship severed by sin, to take us from our state of being orphaned children and to restore us as his sons and daughters. The [...]

The cost of witness

There is a “twofold witness” in Christian life: that of the Spirit who “opens the heart”, showing us Jesus, and that of the person who “with the power of the Spirit” proclaims “that the Lord lives”, even at the cost of “paying the price” of persecution. Once again the Holy Spirit and his action in the [...]

On the Gift of the Holy Spirit

“We are not alone! And the sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit is also the peace that Jesus gives to his disciples”   Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The Gospel of today brings us again to the Upper Room. During the Last Supper, before facing the Passion and death on a cross, Jesus [...]

The Spirit Has Been Surprising the Church Since the Beginning

At Casa Santa Marta, considers the Council of Jerusalem described in Acts There is always resistance to the surprises of the Spirit, but it’s the Spirit who continues to lead the Church forward. That was Pope Francis’ message at Mass today at the Santa Marta chapel as he reflected on the reading about division and resistance [...]

On God Being Greater Than Our Sins

‘God is greater than our sin. Let us not forget this: God is greater than our sin! … Let’s repeat this together…’ THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today we finish the catecheses on mercy in the Old Testament, and we do so meditating on Psalm 51, known as the Miserere. It [...]

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