Francis – Message Category

URBI ET ORBI 2021
URBI ET ORBI 2021 • So many needs and society’s misery are knocking on our doors during these times, amid the hope that there can be a remedy or a solution. Is Schoenstatt acting within the context of these times in which we find ourselves? Or are many resources being channeled in a dualistic and narcissistic manner that overshadows everything, a process that certainly must also take place? […] Do we have solutions to the difficult social situations? Do we have answers that we can offer to the migratory movementRead More
Ir a Galilea
EASTER VIGIL 2021, POPE FRANCIS • Go to Galilee. This is Christ’s invitation, which the Holy Father makes his own Easter after Easter. In his homily during the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis explains what it means to “go to Galilee” to see Jesus again. Firstly, it means to “begin anew” from the “place of our first love.” Because it is always possible to “begin anew” and to overcome our weaknesses, even after the pandemic. Secondly, to “go to Galilee” means, according to the Pope, “setting out on new paths” becauseRead More
Video del Papa
POPE FRANCIS, Prayer Intention January 2021 • The first Pope Video of 2021 is centered on human fraternity. The Holy Father calls for people of different religions, cultures, traditions and beliefs to return to the essential: love of neighbor. “Let us pray that the Lord may give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions and not fight each other, and praying for one another, open ourselves to all”, the Pope asks in the January edition of the “Pope Video”. —  Read More
Pope Francis, Christmas 2020 • No, Christmas is not cancelled. Not in lockdown, not with contact restrictions, not for all who are alone, not even with Christmas Mass canceled. Because a child is born to us, a son is given to us. In a Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica marked by pandemic-related restrictions, Pope Francis recalled the essence of Christmas. God’s Son came, Francis said “came to make us, as God’s children, holy by grace.  Yes, God came into the world as a child to make us children ofRead More
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, Nov. 15, 2020 • It is not the world’s day of poverty. It is the world day of the poor. The Pope of the Poor, as many call him, puts them at the center. The poor, the 100 at Mass, the thousands of poor, but concrete poor: those who have no roof over their heads, those who do not know how to pay their bills, those who suffer from hunger, those who have no money to pay for their studies or those of their children?Read More
COVENANT OF LOVE IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, Maria Fischer with Pilar de Beas • “They copied us,” says Pilar de Beas upon learning of the campaign launched by the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life. Following the words of Pope Francis after the Angelus on July 26th, the dicastery launched the campaign “The elderly are your grandparents” to invite young people throughout the world to make a gesture of tenderness towards elderly people who feel lonely, because “every elderly is your grandfather or grandmother and they need you!”Read More
EASTER 2020 – MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS IN THE URBI ET ORBI BLESSING • The Dutch flowers prepared for the Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square remained in Holland. We stayed at home. We returned to the celebrations in the homes as the first communities, from all the nations intertwined in front of the screens. Pope Francis came out to speak to us and to bless, once again, the city and the world. In his speech, in which as every Easter he reviewed all the world’s current events,Read More
EASTER 2020 – HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS AT THE EASTER VIGIL  • Easter Vigil in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica. In a reference to the current crisis of the coronavirus, Pope Francis asked to maintain hope in the face of what he called “the darkest hour”. Darkness does not have the last word. The light of the Resurrection comes out, with the candles lit in St. Peter’s Basilica and in thousands of windows. Easter 2020 is the right to hope. It is a sending like the one theRead More
CHURCH REACHING OUT IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS, MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR HOLY WEEK 2020 • Pope Francis sends this video message to Christians around the world as we prepare to celebrate Holy Week in an unusual manner due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. He prays especially for those suffering and for all the families whose lives have been upset in this difficult time.— He noted how difficult and full of suffering these weeks have been for the many people whose lives have been affected by Covid-19. “I can imagineRead More
EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT OF PRAYER PRESIDED OVER BY POPE FRANCIS • We were there. In front of the screens. Alone in the houses. United as perhaps nc,ever before, with each other, with Pope Francis, with Jesus. Like those disciples in the boat.  “ike the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each ofRead More