Pope Francis’ Homilies Santa Marta

Pope Francis’ Homily ON THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD: A CELEBRATION OF THE “YES” OF MARY AND OF JESUS.


Pope Francis’ Homily ON THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD: A CELEBRATION OF THE “YES” OF MARY AND OF JESUS.     (NEWS.VA): “Yes”. For a Christian there is no other response to God’s call. Above all we must never turn away, pretending not to understand. On 4 April, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Lord, during Mass at Santa Marta, the Pope invited a “celebration of the ‘yes’”. On Monday morning, concelebrating with Francis were priests who, commemorating the 50th anniversary []

Pope Francis: SALVATION COMES FROM LITTLE THINGS.


Pope Francis SALVATION COMES FROM LITTLE THINGS. In his daily morning Mass homily at Santa Marta, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that SALVATION COMES FROM THE SMALL AND SIMPLE THINGS OF GOD. “When Jesus proposed the way of salvation, He never spoke of great things,” but about “little things.” These are “the two pillars of the Gospel,” that we read about in Matthew: the Beatitudes, and in chapter 25, the final Judgment, where Jesus says, “COME, COME WITH ME BECAUSE YOU HAVE []

POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY ON THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD & WORLD DAY OF PEACE, 1.I.2016


POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY ON THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD & WORLD DAY OF PEACE, 1 JANUARY 2016 We have heard the words of the Apostle Paul: “When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman” (Gal 4:4). What does it mean to say that Jesus was born in “the fullness of time”?  If we consider that particular moment of history, we might quickly be deluded.  Rome had subjugated a great part of the known world by []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE TEMPTATIONS OF LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE


POPE FRANCIS ON THE TEMPTATIONS OF LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE In his Nov. 17, 2015 homily at Santa Marta, Pope Francis employed the 90-year old Eleazar’s heroic example in fulfilling God’s Law as point of departure to stress THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING A LIFE COHERENT TO OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH and encouraged us TO REJECT THE TEMPTATION TO LIVE A DOUBLE LIFE, as camouflaged Christians in the middle of the world. While I was reading his homily, St. Josemaria’s words regarding the importance []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE CHRISTIAN’S TASK OF DAILY CONVERSION AND INTERIOR STRUGGLE TOWARD THE ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE CHRISTIAN’S TASK OF DAILY CONVERSION AND INTERIOR STRUGGLE TOWARDS THE ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST.   Dear friends, below you have some ideas of Pope Francis’ homily at Santa Marta on Oct. 22, 2015, where he reminded us of our task as Christians to strive daily in order to live a life of holiness with the help of God’s grace. CONVERSION, A DAILY DUTY For a Christian, conversion is a daily duty, a task of everyday life. As St. []

#PopeFrancis: “IF YOU CANNOT #FORGIVE, YOU’RE NOT A #CHRISTIAN.”


POPE FRANCIS: “If you cannot forgive, you’re not a Christian” According to the Vatican radio, Pope Francis, -commenting on today’s Gospel passage, “Be merciful, just as also your Father is merciful (Lk6:36)”  in his September 10, 2015 Homily at Casa Santa Marta-, focused on mercy, peace and reconciliation as opposed to war and hatred. PEACE SAVES US AND MAKES US LIVE AND GROW He asked whether we are capable of accepting the gift of peace which we receive from Jesus and lamented []