Pope Francis

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Let us not go back to the "normality" sick with with injustice, inequality and environmental degradation

A living and tender love

Saint Michael, help us in the battle for salvation we are fighting

In the entire universe and in the smallest of Your creatures

A Christian life is not made up of dreams or beautiful aspirations but of concrete commitments,

May St Vincent's example lead all of us to joyful and disinterested service to the most in need, and open us to hospitality and the gift of life

Let’s pray for the millions of internally displaced people Just like Jesus and his parents who fled to Egypt, they live with fear, uncertainty and uneas

We see the face of Jesus in the faces of the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, strangers and prisoners

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Let us dedicate ourselves to free humanity from nuclear arms, this serious threat to the human race

I urge civil authorities to be especially attentive to children who are denied their fundamental rights and dignity

We need to dismantle the perverse logic that links personal and national security to the possession of weaponry

I renew my appeal that all nations be enabled to meet the greatest needs of the moment, reducing or forgiving the debt of the poorest nations

The United Nations was established to bring nations together, to be a bridge between peoples

Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed

Human life is itself a gift which must be defended

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

There is no true solidarity without social participation

Relationship with God, with our neighbour and with the earth

The journey of reconciliation calls for patience and trust

We need to pursue a genuine fraternity based on our common origin from God

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Those who reason using human logic, that is, the logic of the merits acquired through one’s own greatness, from being first, find themselves last

Saturday, 19 September 2020

We are called to be instruments of God our Father with his plan for peace, beauty and fullness

Everyone is important in God’s eyes

We must return to contemplation; so as not to be distracted by a thousand useless things

To contemplate and to care

We are inside nature, we are part of nature

Heaven, earth, sea, and every creature have an iconic capacity or mystical capacity to bring us back to the Creator and to communion with creation

Climate restoration is of utmost importance

For the sufferings of the crucified poor and for the creatures of this world laid waste by human power

The crucifix is truly the great book of God’s love

Solidarity and closeness to all the victims

If forgiveness and mercy were the style of our life

Not everything in life can be resolved with justice

Nature is filled with words of love, but how can we listen to them amid constant noise?

As believers, we do not look at the world from without but from within

In the face of the many false securities that have now crumbled

We can regenerate good relationships on the communitarian, national and international level and even in harmony with the environment

To love everyone, including enemies, is difficult – I would say it is even an art!

A virus that does not recognise barriers, borders, or cultural or political distinctions must be faced with a love without barriers, borders or distinctions

The Christian response to the pandemic and to the consequent socio-economic crisis is based on love

Mary cares with maternal affection and pain for this wounded world

The world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated with gladness and praise

Only the Father can show a greater love than that of all brothers and sisters put together

So that our criterion for action might be gratuitous love, offered freely to everyone without distinction of language, culture, race, or religion

May we be attentive to the rhythms of creation

Prayer and fasting for Lebanon

We hear the voice of creation admonishing us to return to our rightful place in the natural created order

Prayer and fasting

As a human family we have our common origin in God

We are all linked to each other, for better or for worse

Time to restore the original harmony of creation and to heal strained human relationships

We cannot live in harmony with creation if we are not at peace with the Creator who is the source and origin of all things

Time to remember creation’s original vocation to exist as a community of love

We are asked to re-appropriate God’s original and loving plan of creation as a common heritage

Friday, 18 September 2020

Prayer for the Care of Creation

Season Of Creation

Dialogue and respect

Monday, 31 August 2020

The Cross

Compassion towards the wounds of the crucified Christ present in the many innocent victims of wars and violence, in attacks on life, in environmental disasters, and in poverty

Trust in the Lord and make an effort to enter into his plans

The Holy restlessness

Inspire hope to regenerate a more healthy and equal world

After the crisis, will we continue with this economic system of social injustice and depreciating care for the environment, of creation, of our common home?

The root of every spiritual error is believing ourselves to be righteous

The Lord will hold us to account for all of the migrants who have fallen on their journey of Hope

To pray is to allow yourself to be looked at by God without illusions, excuses, or justifications

Let’s not forget the victims of the coronavirus

Faith is life!

His love is unconditional

God has no need to be defended by anyone and does not want His name to be used to terrorize people

The Lord wants to remind us of what will remain forever: love, because God is love

So that we might spread His love and His truth in the world

We must cure a larger virus, that of social injustice

People are worth more than things, they are more valuable than any riches we possess

It is not the wealthy who bear fruit in life

If we present our poverty to the Lord

The Mother of Hope

With God, nothing is lost!

Hope needs patience

Friday, 14 August 2020

When we pray, God expects that we also be mindful of those who do not think as we do

The coronavirus is not the only disease to be fought, but rather, the pandemic has shed light on broader social ills

Because we are and we feel small

We are born with a seed of dissatisfaction in search of fulfillment

Let us again pray for Lebanon

Having faith means keeping your heart turned to God

Prayer is the soul of hope

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Even on the darkest days the sun does not cease to illuminate

Resources used in the arms race could and should be used instead to promote integral human development and to protect the natural environment

He is the light that illuminates the events of every day

I invite you to tackle together the pressing questions that the pandemic has brought to the fore, social ills above all

Let us pray for the victims of the explosions in Beirut and for their families

Let us pray for all those who work and live from the sea

Men whose lives bear witness to the compassion and mercy

Thursday, 6 August 2020

With simplicity, respond to evil with good

How important it is to put God’s forgiveness, which ‘generates heaven’ in us and around us, back at the centre!

God’s logic: the logic of taking responsibility for others

We are fragile clay vessels

Faithful friends, who stand at our side in times of difficulty, are a reflection of the Lord’s love

I offer heartfelt thanks to all those who work on behalf of the innocent victims of the commodification of the human person

Love is more powerful than death

We should not think that we deserve everything

Dear young people, each elderly person is your grandparent!

The Kingdom of Heaven is the opposite of the superfluous things the world offers

The true pilgrim is capable of going at the pace of the slowest person

Prophecy is born whenever we allow ourselves to be challenged by God

When love for parents and children is inspired and purified by love for the Lord

Jesus helps us understand God’s patience, opening our hearts to hope

Help us to have innocent hands and a pure heart, and not to utter lies or speak ill of our neighbor