Corpus Christi Homily

HOLY MASS, PROCESSION AND EUCHARISTIC BLESSINGON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Church of Santa Maria Consolatrice, in the Roman quarter of Casal BertoneSunday, 23 June 2019 Today, God’s word helps us to appreciate more deeply two verbs that are simple, yet essential for…

General Audience

Dear brothers and sisters: In our catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, we now turn to the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles gathered in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, in the Upper Room. On the day of Pentecost, the Spirit came, in fulfilment of Christ’s promise, accompanied by violent…

Pope’s Pentecost Homily

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS St Peter’s SquareSunday, 9 June 2019 Pentecost arrived, for the disciples, after fifty days of uncertainty.  True, Jesus had risen.  Overjoyed, they had seen him, listened to his words and even shared a meal with him.  Yet they had not overcome their doubts and fears: they met behind closed…