Pope Francis said Wednesday his trip to the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain was a new step on the journey to create “fraternal alliances” between Christians and Muslims.
Pope Francis explained on Wednesday how times of spiritual desolation — described by St. Ignatius of Loyola as feelings of unquiet, temptation, sadness — can also help bring us closer to God.
St. Augustine’s Confessions recount the fourth-century bishop’s spiritual conversion from his restless youth to finding peace in Christ.
At his public audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the role desire plays in spiritual discernment, comparing it to a compass that points one in the right direction.
Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday.
God can speak to us in the unexpected moments of our lives if we learn to listen well to what he is telling us in our hearts, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.
“God invites us to evaluate and choose: He created us free and wants us to exercise our freedom. For this reason, discernment is demanding,” Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of “eternal youth” and “unlimited well-being.”
The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate.
The 85-year-old pope noted that he needed to walk with a cane.
The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes.
‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’
‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said.
The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
The 85-year-old pope canceled his engagements the day before the audience due to knee pain.
The pope praised the book’s ‘valuable teaching on the alliance of the generations.’
It was the first Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.