Wednesday

God’s gift of Jesus at Christmas

During his General Audience of 27 Dec., Pope Francis urged Christians to make Jesus the center of all ‎celebrations and gift themselves to others, especially the marginalized. ‎ Pope Francis held his General Audience of Wednesday during Christmas week, stressing that the celebration of the birth of Jesus is a sign of our gratitude for the Father’s [...]

Mass is an encounter of love with Christ

Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Holy Mass at Wednesday's General Audience, beginning a series of reflections on the various parts of the Mass with a consideration of the introductory rites. At his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Holy Mass, beginning a series of reflections on the various parts of the liturgy. [...]

Pope at General Audience: English Summary

Pope Francis before his General Audience on Wednesday, greeted a Palestinian delegation hosted by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Speaking to those gathered, the Pope told them that it was his hope “that your consultations may help to open a space of sincere dialogue for the benefit of all the members of Palestinian society, and [...]

Holy Mass is the prayer "par excellence"

Reading: Luke 11,1-4 [1] He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” [2]He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. [3] Give us each day our [...]

‘He who knows Jesus will never despair’

Pope Francis has told the faithful never to despair, as the Lord’s grace is always present to those who put their trust in him. The Pope’s was speaking to the faithful at the Wednesday General Audience, during which he continued his catechesis on Christian hope. And so, he said: “I will end by talking about heaven, as the [...]

Pope Francis announces pre-synodal youth meeting

Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience in St Peter's Square. Please find below the official English-language summary: Dear Brothers and Sisters:  In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, I would now like to speak of our calling to be missionaries of hope.  October is traditionally dedicated to reflection on [...]

God is a Father; we are never alone

At the weekly General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke on “The Fatherhood of God: the Wellspring of our Hope.” He was continuing his series of catechetical instruction on “Christian Hope.” Pope Francis’ catechesis focused on the Christian prayer par excellence, the Our Father. “The whole mystery of Christian prayer,” he said, “is summed up here, [...]

Look to Mary, Mother of Hope

Pope Francis during his Wednesday General Audience continued his catechesis on Christian hope, highlighting Mary the Mother of Hope. On the eve of his Apostolic visit to Fatima, Pope Francis on Wednesday, described Mary as the Mother of Hope adding that she was a woman of courage, perseverance and obedience. Speaking to the thousands of pilgrims [...]