JUN 2018

Forgiveness, prayer, and love for those who seek to destroy us is the path Jesus has laid out for us
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - Pope Francis homily at Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

If you want to destroy institutions or people, you start by speaking ill of them. This is the “slanderous communication”
Monday, 18 June 2018 - Pope Francis at Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

The Kingdom of God grows by its own power; mysteriously
Sunday, 17 June 2018 - Pope Francis at Sunday Angelus (Vatican News)

Exploiting women is a sin against God
Friday, 15 June 2018 - Pope Francis homily at Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Migration can enrich society
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - Pope Francis message to 2nd Holy See – Mexico Conference on International Migration (Vatican News)

Just as we should never think we know everything, we should never fear to try to learn more
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - Pope Francis to Participants at Vatican Observatory Summer School in Astrophysics (Vatican News)

Jesus desires reconciliation
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - Pope Francis homily at Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Christians must pursue the path of true life, true love, true wealth
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Pope Francis, General Audience, St Peter's Square (Vatican News)

Envy and jealousy for someone else’s goodness and good works can lead to false accusations.
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - Pope Francis at the Angelus (Vatican News)

God’s love has no need for words but for concrete gestures.
Friday, 8 June 2018 - Pope Francis homily at Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Christian memory is the salt of life. Remember your first encounter with Jesus; and those who transmitted the faith to us.
Thursday, 7 June 2018 - Pope Francis homily at Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Only the Eucharist satisfies hearts
Sunday, 3 June 2018 - Pope Francis homily at Mass on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (CNA/EWTN News)

Overcome silent collusion
Sunday, 3 June 2018 - Pope Francis homily at Mass on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (Vatican News)

Eucharist burns away selfish attitudes
Sunday, 3 June 2018 - Pope Francis at Sunday Angelus on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (Vatican News)

the Devil is behind every persecution
Friday, 1 June 2018 - Pope Francis homily at Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

APR, MAY 2018

Let yourselves be shaped by the Spirit
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Pope Francis, General Audience, St Peter's Square (Vatican News)

Reject worldly patterns of behaviour that take away our freedom.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - Pope Francis at Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Even when man, out of his own shame, commits serious sins and goes against God, he continues to be a child of God because God never disowns his children.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - Pope Francis, General Audience, St Peter's Square (Vatican News)

Without love, the Church cannot grow, and is transformed into an empty institution, made up of appearances and actions without fecundity.
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - Pope Francis, Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Evangelization is the Spirit’s work
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - Pope Francis, Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Sign of Cross — Reminder of Baptism
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - Pope Francis' catechesis on Baptism, General Audience, Vatican (Vatican News)

The Church needs prophets
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - Pope Francis Homily, Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Follow Jesus out of faith, not self-interest
Monday, 16 April 2018 - Pope Francis Homily, Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Christ gives true freedom
Friday, 13 April 2018 - Pope Francis Homily, Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

Easter joy brings obedience, witness, realism
Thursday, 12 April 2018 - Pope Francis Homily, Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta (Vatican News)

 

FEB, MAR 2018

Jesus risks himself in service
Maundy Thursday, 29 March, 2018 Pope Francis to inmates, Regina Coeli prison, Mass of the Lord's Supper, Vatican (Vatican News)

Easter Triduum is center of Christian faith
Wednesday, 28 March 2018, General Audience, Vatican (Vatican News)

Our Lady is a gift of the Trinity
Saturday, 10 March 2018, Vatican (Vatican News)

Jesus calls us with the sweetness and confidence of a Father (There are no threats in the confessional – only forgiveness)
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

Be warned against the temptation of ‘showing off’ by fasting: [...] by letting people know [...] so that people think ‘what a good person’. This is a trick. It’s pretending to be virtuous.
Friday, 16 Feb 2018, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

How is your heart? Is it strong? Does it stay faithful to the Lord, or is it slowly sliding away?
Thursday, 8 Feb 2018, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

We listen to the Gospel, and we must respond with our lives. (Homily to be brief; well-prepared)
Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018, General Audience, Vatican (Vatican News)

Teach the people to adore in silence
Monday, 5 Feb 2018, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

DEC, JAN 2018

Shepherds should show tenderness and closeness of Jesus
Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

There is no humility without humiliation
Monday, 29 Jan 2018, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

We do not pray as "parrots" and without "interest" in what we ask for. We beg the Lord to "help our little faith" even in the face of difficulties.
Pope Francis on Christian Prayer - Friday, 12 Jan 2018, Morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

Pastor’s authority comes from closeness to God and people ‎
Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018 - Morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

Contempt for the weak is work of Satan
Monday, 8 Jan 2018 - Morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican News)

Devotion to Mary is not spiritual etiquette; it is a requirement of the Christian life
Monday, 1 Jan 2018 - Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica (CNA)

Humanity is precious and sacred to the Lord. Henceforth, to serve human life is to serve God.
Monday, 1 Jan 2018 - Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican News)

All of Mass is important - don’t be late!
Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 - Vatican (Catholic News Agency)

It is the the Mass that defines Sunday for Christians. What sort of Sunday can it be if it is lacking an encounter with the Lord?
Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 - General Audience, Vatican (NEWS.VA)

Being humble means accepting humiliation like Christ
Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017 - Chapel, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (NEWS.VA)

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Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention
July 2018

Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

"Let us pray together that priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests."

The tiredness of priests... Do you know how often I think about it?

Priests, with their virtues and defects, work in many different areas.

Working on so many active fronts, they cannot remain inactive after a disappointment.

At such times, it's good for them to remember that the people love their priests, need them, and trust in them.

Let us pray together that priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.