Posts Tagged ‘Casa Santa Marta’

Pope Francis: Sad Christians Are Afraid of the Freedom of the Holy Spirit

During his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis that Christians who seem “allergic” to preaching are, in fact, afraid of opening the door to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Father drew his homily from today’s Gospel where Jesus compares the generation to unhappy children who always refuse the invitatio…

Pope Francis: Be Silent to Know God’s Tenderness

Pope Francis has said that in preparing for Christmas, we would do well to take a moment of silence to listen to God who speaks to us with the tenderness of a father and of a mother. In his homily this morning during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, th…

Pope Francis: The Lord Comforts Us with Tenderness

The Lord brings consolation even in moments where we forget, or worse, lose hope, Pope Francis said during his homily today at morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta. Reflecting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, the Holy Father noted God’s approach in the reading which was to comfort the people of Israel. I…

Pope Calls on Faithful to "Annoy" God in Prayer

To pray with insistence “is a bit like annoying God”, Pope Francis said in his homily at Casa Santa Marta. However, praying in such a way it shows a complete trust that God will fulfill your needs. The Holy Father reflected on the Gospel of Matthew which recalls the two blind men who followed him calling out, “So…

Pope Francis: Christian Words Without Christ Hurt Are a Deception

During his homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against those who do not practice what they preach, saying they damage not only themselves but others. Commenting on Jesus’ parable of the man who built his house on rock, the Holy Father explained that Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for knowing…

Pope Francis: "We Cannot Think of Church Without Joy"

During his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis told the faithful that the Church should always be joyful as Jesus was. Commenting on the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, which spoke of the peace that the Messiah will bring, the Holy…

Pope Calls on Faithful to Prepare Their Hearts for Christmas

In preparing for the Christmas season, Pope Francis has called on the faithful to open their hearts and let the Lord encounter them. During his homily today at Casa Santa Marta this morning, the first week of Advent, the Holy Father reflected on the Gospel reading. The passage was about the centurion’s faith when…

Pope Francis: ‘Ask for the Grace to Read the Signs of the Times’

The spirit of the world wants us to have a single, uniform thought rather than the freedom to discern through the Spirit. This was the reflection on the Gospel that Pope Francis gave during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning.
Speaking on Christ’s call to “read the signs of the times”, the Holy Father t…

Pope Francis: Times of Persecution Mean the Lord is Near

Worldly powers that wish to make religion something private exists in this world. This was the warning Pope Francis gave this morning during Mass at Casa Santa Marta. The Holy Father reflected on the first reading where Daniel is thrown in the Lion’s den for praying to God, while the Gospel recalled Jesus’ descri…

Pope Francis: Time Belongs to God

Despite that many times we feel we our masters of time, only Jesus Christ is the master of time. Pope Francis stressed this point during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning. Referring to today’s Gospel, which recalls Christ’s words on the end of time, the Holy Father called on the faithful to ask for the …

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