“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has been evening.
Jesus’ words, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) point to the mysterious path of grace that is revealed to the simple and gives new strength to those who are weary and tired.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the celebration of the 53rd World Day of Peace (1 January 2020)
PEACE AS A JOURNEY OF HOPE: DIALOGUE, RECONCILIATION AND ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION
Jesus challenged the crowd of his hearers to reflect on something apparently obvious and self-evident: Who are the members of our family, our relatives and loved ones?
The women bring spices to the tomb, but they fear that their journey is in vain, since a large stone bars the entrance to the sepulcher.
Pope Francis prays during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 10, 2018. PAUL HARING/CNS Dear Brothers and Sisters Each...
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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 52nd WORLD DAY OF PEACE
January 1, 2019
Setting the stage for a monthlong gathering of bishops, Pope Francis urged synod fathers not to be crushed by “prophets of doom,” but to be the signs of hope and joy for which today’s young people yearn.
Jesus himself showed that the best way to respond to scandal and divisiveness is to stay silent and pray, Pope Francis said Sept. 3 as he resumed his early morning Masses with invited guests.
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Lk 1:30)
The Church’s service to the sick and those who care for them must continue with renewed vigour, in fidelity to the Lord’s command (cf. Lk 9:2-6; Mt 10:1-8; Mk 6:7-13) and following the eloquent example of her Founder and Master.