Pope Francis

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

They are people

Nearness, compassion and tenderness

No one should be lost

Do not be afraid!

May he help everyone

Open, capable of great initiatives, generous, compassionate in comforting anxieties and steadfast in strengthening hopes

The lesson learned from the recent pandemic is the awareness that we are a global community, all in the same boat

Sunday, 8 August 2021

The secret of life: we come to possess it only by giving it away

The fullness of life and of joy is found by giving oneself for our brothers and sisters, with openness, welcoming and goodness

We need to heal the damaged relationships that are essential to supporting us and the entire fabric of life

Let us not abandon the simple prayers we learned in our families as children that we preserve in our memories and hearts

You are precious and unique in His eyes

God does not give up

Reciprocal trust, reconciliation and peace

A living relationship

Only the love can transform our life and set us free from the vicious circles of disappointment, anger and constant complaint

Great numbers of children continue to live in inhuman situations, exploited, maltreated, enslaved, refugees

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Even death trembles when a Christian prays

We grow in faith inasmuch as we learn to pray

Peace be with you!

He lifts us back up after our falls

Mercy is made tangible, it becomes closeness, service, care for those in difficulty

Let us be renewed by the peace, forgiveness and wounds of the merciful Jesus

Let us not live a one-way faith, a faith that receives but does not give. Having received mercy, let us now become merciful

The wounds of Jesus are open channels between him and us, shedding mercy upon our misery

Thursday, 15 July 2021

In our failings He sees children to help up; in our misery He sees children in need of His merciful love

Peacemakers and witnesses of hope

The feast of salvation

The first way to pray for someone is to speak to God about him or her

Only together can we build a more just and health world

Defending fundamental human rights

Never lose hope

To find Christ means to discover peace in our hearts

Too many wars and too much violence in the world!

Where there was death, now there is life

If on this night you are experiencing an hour of darkness, a day that has not yet dawned, a light dimmed or a dream shattered, open your heart with amazement to the message

He invites us to overcome barriers, banish prejudices and draw near to those around us every day in order to rediscover the grace of everyday life

He walks beside you each day, in every situation you are experiencing, in every trial you have to endure, in your deepest hopes and dreams

It is always possible to begin anew, because there is a new life that God can awaken in us in spite of all our failures

The disarmed and disarming power of love

In those gashes, we recognize our emptiness, our shortcomings

The cross expresses love, service, unreserved self-giving

A gift

The power of the cross

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

There is no holiness without sacrifice

Christ’s Cross is like a beacon that indicates the port to ships that are still afloat on stormy seas

Along the daily way of the cross, we meet the faces of so many brothers and sisters in difficulty

Jesus was lifted up on the cross to descend into our suffering, to plumb the depths of our human experience, to draw near to us and not abandon us in our suffering and our death

The suffering Christ is present in the person of the poor, the excluded, the sick, the hungry, those who bear the mystery of the cross with Him

He achieves glory through humiliation

God is at our side in every affliction, in every fear

We are called to recognize that other living beings have a value of their own in God’s eyes

We have realized we are on the same boat

Monday, 12 July 2021

Fasting helps us love God and our neighbour, because love focuses our attention on others and considers them as one with ourselves

The Christian is the person who says “yes” to life

Dante, prophet of hope

The road that we must travel in order to reach him

Generously welcomed

Mary is always there next to us

For the victims

I am near the people and the families

Increased solidarity toward those who suffer

Sunday, 11 July 2021

May we not let this time of grace pass in vain

In this life, we will always have things to do and excuses to offer, but right now is the time to return to God

It is a universal symbol and is the source of life and health

In trials and in solitude while the seed is dying, that is the moment in which life blossoms, to bear ripe fruit in due time

A child needs to be welcomed, loved and nurtured. Always!

Racism is a virus

Accompanied by courage

To be a good father means to offer everything, holding nothing back

Saint Joseph is an outstanding example of acceptance of God’s plans