Pope Francis Angelus

POPE FRANCIS Fear not! God’s mercy is greater than our sins!


POPE FRANCIS Fear not! God’s mercy is greater than your sins! Dear brethren in Christ, below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address today, Feb. 7, 2016 at noon to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square. During his speech, Pope Francis underlined the fact that the “ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY” is “TO SPREAD THE REGENERATING AND GRATUITOUS LOVE OF GOD, WITH THE ATTITUDE OF ACCEPTANCE AND MERCY TO EVERYONE, BECAUSE EVERYONE CAN MEET THE TENDERNESS OF GOD AND HAVE FULLNESS OF LIFE.” Today’s []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE HOLY SPIRIT, OUR BAPTISM AND DIVINE FILIATION.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE HOLY SPIRIT, OUR BAPTISM AND DIVINE FILIATION   Dear friends, here you have the ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ Angelus address on Jan. 10, Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ, at noon to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square. I was happy to read that the Pope invited us to find out the day when we got baptized  in order to celebrate it coinciding to what I have written in my previous post https://catholicsstrivingforholiness.com/2016/01/10/1367/). The Pope said: []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: The Shepherds and the Magi.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: The Shepherds and the Magi.   Dear friends, below is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ beautiful Angelus Address yesterday, Jan. 6, 2016 at noon to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square on the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Caps mine. As Pope Francis prayed, “MAY THE VIRGIN MARY, WHO RECEIVED THE MAGI AT BETHLEHEM, HELP US TO RAISE OUR GAZE FROM OURSELVES, TO LET OURSELVES BE GUIDED BY THE STAR OF THE GOSPEL TO MEET JESUS, AND []

Pope Francis’ Angelus Speech: KNOW JESUS BETTER, OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO HIM. GIVE HIM TO OTHERS.


Pope Francis’ Angelus Speech: KNOW JESUS BETTER, OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO HIM. GIVE HIM TO OTHERS.   (Vatican Radio) At St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis lead the faithful in the recitation of the Angelus on the first Sunday of the new year. Speaking on the day’s Gospel, the Holy Father noted the dramatic contrast between God’s gift of love in the Incarnation, and man’s failure to receive Him. The solemn opening of John’s Gospel, which was already proclaimed on Christmas day and []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE


POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE   (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called for all the faithful everywhere to pray for persecuted Christians on Sunday. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of the Papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace, which overlooks St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father recalled the beatification in Barcelona on Saturday of Bl. Federico da Berga and his 25 Companions, who were martyred during the course of the Spanish Civil War []

Pope Francis on the Generosity of the Poor Widow.


Pope Francis on the Generosity of the Poor Widow. Dear friends: In yesterday’s Nov.8, Angelus Address, the Holy Father commented on the Gospel of the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, denouncing the vices of pride, hypocrisy, and greed which are incompatible with Christian life. At the same time, he praised the trusting generosity and abandonment of the poor widow, characteristics which we should live in our daily life as Christians. Let us not be stingy in our self-giving to God and to []

Pope Francis on COMMUNION OF SAINTS & DIVINE FILIATION: “We are all children of God.”


Pope Francis on COMMUNION OF SAINTS & DIVINE FILIATION: “We are all children of God.” Dear friends, below you’ll find the ZENIT translation of the Angelus address given by Pope Francis on Nov.1, 2015. It’s worth the read and meditation as he reminds us of the COMMUNION OF SAINTS and our condition as children of God through Baptism, a condition which is also called DIVINE FILIATION, which it’s the “ROOT OF OUR VOCATION TO HOLINESS”. If God is Our Father who loves []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE RICH YOUNG MAN. Faith and Attachment to Riches Cannot Coexist.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE RICH YOUNG MAN Faith and Attachment to Riches Cannot Coexist. Dear friends, below you’ll find Pope Francis’ Angelus speech as he comments on the Gospel of the 28th Sunday of O.T. (B) taken from zenit.org. The Pope reminded the faithful of the following ideas: “Faith and attachment to riches cannot coexist.” “If we entrust ourselves to the Lord, we can overcome all of the obstacles that impede us from following him on the path of faith. To entrust []

POPE FRANCIS: On Parents as Co-creators With and Of God’s Love.


POPE FRANCIS Pope Francis on Parents as Co-creators With and Of God’s Love. Dear friends, in last Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis, commenting on the Gospel of the 27th Sunday of Ordinary time (Oct. 4, 2015) said that: Parents “PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATIVE POWER OF GOD HIMSELF. BUT BE CAREFUL! GOD IS LOVE, AND ONE TAKES PART IN HIS WORK WHEN ONE LOVES WITH HIM AND LIKE HIM. To this end – as Saint Paul says – love has been poured into our hearts through the []