May 172017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 27 April 2017 to 18 May 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

General Audiences

Homilies

Letters

Messages

Prayers

Regina Cæli

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “With Mary, as a pilgrim of hope and peace I travel to Fatima tomorrow.Let us see in her that everything is God’s gift and He is our strength” @Pontifex 11 May 2017
  • “I ask everyone to join me as pilgrims of hope and peace: may your hands in prayer continue to support mine.” @Pontifex 12 May 2017
  • “Here in Fatima, I give praise to Christ, our peace, and I implore for the world concord among all peoples.” @Pontifex 12 May 2017
  • “Whenever we look to Mary, we come to believe once again in the revolutionary nature of love and tenderness.” @Pontifex 13 May 2017
  • “Fatima is more than anything this mantle of Light where we take refuge when we ask the Virgin Mary: “show unto us Jesus”.” @Pontifex 13 May 2017
  • “Let us all ask for the gift to understand God’s word.” @Pontifex 14 May 2017
  • “Let us ask for the grace to follow Jesus faithfully, not in words but in deeds, and to have the patience to carry our own cross.” @Pontifex 15 May 2017
  • “Jesus asks to be looked in the eye, to be acknowledged, to be loved.” @Pontifex 16 May 2017
  • “Our hope is the Lord Jesus whom we recognize as living and present in us and in our brothers and sisters.” @Pontifex 18 May 2017

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May 102017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 4 April 2017 to 10 May 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

General Audiences

Homilies

Messages

Regina Cæli

Papal Tweets

  • “Let us allow ourselves to be surprised by the newness that Christ alone can give. May his tenderness and love guide our steps.” @Pontifex 4 May 2017
  • “In every age, the Risen Christ tirelessly seeks us, his brothers and sisters, wandering in the deserts of this world.” @Pontifex 5 May 2017
  • “Rejoice! Hidden within your life is a seed of resurrection, an offer of life ready to be awakened!” @Pontifex 6 May 2017
  • “Let us be challenged by the words and actions of Jesus, and welcome his call to a life that is fully human, happy to spend itself in love.” @Pontifex 7 May 2017
  • “May Jesus, who vanquished the darkness of sin and death, grant peace to our days.” @Pontifex 8 May 2017
  • “Everyone has something to give to society; no one is excluded from contributing to the good of all.” @Pontifex 9 May 2017
  • “God is greater than nothingness, and a lit candle is enough to overcome the darkest of nights.” @Pontifex 10 May 2017

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May 032017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 4 April 2017 to 3 May 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Homilies

Regina Cæli

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Please pray for my journey tomorrow as a pilgrim of peace to Egypt.” @Pontifex 27 April 2017
  • “We are called to walk together, in the conviction that the future also depends on the encounter of religions and cultures.” @Pontifex 28 April 2017
  • “May the Lord today grant us to set out together as pilgrims of communion and messengers of peace.” @Pontifex 28 April 2017
  • “The presence of Jesus can be communicated through our lives and the language of gratuitous and concrete love.” @Pontifex 29 April 2017
  • “By his resurrection, Jesus Christ has set us free from the slavery of sin and death, and has opened before us the way to eternal life.” @Pontifex 30 April 2017
  • “May Saint Joseph give young people the ability to dream, to take risks for big tasks, the things that God dreams for us.” @Pontifex 1 May 2017
  • “Let’s work together to increase solidarity and sharing. Cooperation helps to build better and more peaceful societies.” @Pontifex 2 May 2017
  • “May our attitude be gentle and humble, attentive to caring for the poor.” @Pontifex 3 May 2017

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Apr 262017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 11 February 2017 to 26 April 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

Apostolic Letter

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

General Audiences

Homilies

Letters

Messages

Unknown

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Since Christ is resurrected, we can look with new eyes and a new heart at every event of our lives, even the most negative ones.” @Pontifex 20 April 2017
  • “When we have reached the lowest point of our misery and our weakness, the Risen Christ gives us the strength to rise again.” @Pontifex 21 April 2017
  • “Lord, bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.” @Pontifex 22 April 2017
  • “God’s mercy is forever; it never ends, it never runs out, it never gives up when faced with closed doors, and it never tires.” @Pontifex 23 April 2017
  • “Let us pray for the grace to never grow tired of drawing from the well of the Father’s mercy and bringing it to the world.” @Pontifex 23 April 2017
  • “If we had God’s Word always in our heart, no temptation could separate us from God.” @Pontifex 24 April 2017
  • “He died, He was buried, He rose and He appeared. Jesus is alive! This is the heart of the Christian message.” @Pontifex 25 April 2017
  • “Let’s promote friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions in order to build a world of peace” @Pontifex 26 April 2017

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Apr 192017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 3 March 2017 to 19 April 2017.

Note: There are several General Audiences that have not yet been translated into English.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

General Audiences

Homilies

Letters

Messages

Prayers

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Hope helps believers to be open to the surprises God has in store for us.” @Pontifex 6 April 2017
  • “Lent is a period of repentance aimed at enabling ourselves to rise with Christ, to renew our baptismal identity.” @Pontifex 7 April 2017
  • “Dear young friends, don’t be afraid to say “yes” to Jesus with all your heart, to respond generously and to follow him!” @Pontifex 8 April 2017
  • “O Cross of Christ, inspire in us a desire for God, for goodness and for light.” @Pontifex 9 April 2017
  • “During this Holy Week let us focus our gaze on Jesus and ask for the grace to better understand the mystery of his sacrifice for our sake.” @Pontifex 10 April 2017
  • “Jesus comes to save us; we are called to choose his way: the way of service, of giving, of forgetfulness of ourselves.” @Pontifex 11 April 2017
  • “While the mystery of evil is profound, the reality of God’s Love poured out through Jesus is infinite and victorious.” @Pontifex 12 April 2017
  • “It is good for us to break out of our set ways, because it is proper to the Heart of God to overflow with tenderness, with ever more to give” @Pontifex 13 April 2017
  • “O Cross of Christ, teach us that the rising of the sun is more powerful than the darkness of night, and God’s eternal love wins always.” @Pontifex 14 April 2017
  • “Today is the celebration of our hope, the celebration of this truth: nothing and no one will ever be able to separate us from God’s love.” @Pontifex 15 April 2017
  • “Happy Easter! May you bring to all the joy and hope of the Risen Christ!” @Pontifex 16 April 2017
  • “Yes, we are sure of it: Christ indeed from death is risen!” @Pontifex 17 April 2017
  • “During this week of Easter it would do us good every day to read a passage from the Gospel which speaks of the Resurrection of Christ.” @Pontifex 18 April 2017
  • “Let us meditate with wonder and gratitude on the great mystery of the Lord’s Resurrection.” @Pontifex 19 April 2017

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Apr 052017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 23 March 2017 to 5 April 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “May the certainty of faith be the engine of our lives.” @Pontifex 23 March 2017
  • “Fasting is fruitful when accompanied by concrete expressions of love towards our neigbors, especially those in difficulty.” @Pontifex 24 March 2017
  • “Let us remember our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering persecution for their faith. May we be united with them.” @Pontifex 24 March 2017
  • “The word of God is alive and powerful, capable of bringing about the conversion of hearts.” @Pontifex 25 March 2017
  • “Lent is a favourable season for deepening our spiritual life through fasting, prayer and almsgiving.” @Pontifex 26 March 2017
  • “Caring for the sacred gift of all human life, from conception to death, is the best way of preventing every type of violence.” @Pontifex 27 March 2017
  • “If we learn to read everything in the light of the Holy Spirit, we realize that everything is grace!” @Pontifex 28 March 2017
  • “The peace that springs from faith is a gift: it is the grace of feeling that God loves us and that he is always beside us.” @Pontifex 29 March 2017
  • “Prayer is powerful. Prayer conquers evil. Prayer brings peace.” @Pontifex 30 March 2017
  • “Fasting with a proud heart does more harm than good. The first fast is for humility.” @Pontifex 31 March 2017
  • “Even in the hardest and most disturbing moments, the Lord’s mercy and goodness are greater than every thing.” @Pontifex 1 April 2017
  • “https://twitter.com/Pontifex/status/848965834865233920” @Pontifex 3 April 2017
  • “Today is the International Day of Mine Awareness. Let us please renew the commitment for a world without mines!” @Pontifex 4 April 2017
  • “Let us follow in the footsteps of Christ, especially by dedicating ourselves to our brothers and sisters in need.” @Pontifex 5 April 2017

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Mar 222017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 27 February 2017 to 22 March 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

General Audiences

Homilies

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “The Church wishes to be close to each person with the love, compassion and consolation that come from Christ.” @Pontifex 16 March 2017
  • “Fasting means not only abstaining from food, but also from any unhealthy attachment, and especially sin.” @Pontifex 17 March 2017
  • “I invite you not to build walls but bridges, to conquer evil with good, offence with forgiveness, to live in peace with everyone.” @Pontifex 18 March 2017
  • “May St Joseph, Spouse of Mary and Patron of the Universal Church, bless you and watch over you. And best wishes to fathers!” @Pontifex 19 March 2017
  • “t is vital that we sow the seeds of goodness in order to cultivate justice, foster accord, and sustain integration, without growing weary.” @Pontifex 21 March 2017
  • “Even if we may be men and women of little faith, the Lord saves us. We must always have hope in the Lord!” @Pontifex 22 March 2017

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Mar 152017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 15 February 2017 to 15 March 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Let us strive to fast during Lent with a smile, rather than a long face.” @Pontifex 10 March 2017
  • “The road from love to hate is easy. The one from hate to love is more difficult, but brings peace.” @Pontifex 11 March 2017
  • “Lent is the favourable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbour.” @Pontifex 12 March 2017
  • “May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God’s word.” @Pontifex 13 March 2017
  • “Let us pray for one another so that we may open our doors to the weak and poor.” @Pontifex 14 March 2017
  • “The word of God helps us to open our eyes to welcome and love life, especially when it is weak and vulnerable.” @Pontifex 15 March 2017

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Mar 082017
 

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 13 February 2017 to 5 March 2017.

Angelus

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

General Audiences

Homilies

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Do not underestimate the value of example, for it is more powerful than a thousand words, a thousand “likes”, retweets or YouTube videos.” @Pontifex 23 February 2017
  • “The Christian heart is always full of joy. Always. Joy received as a gift and kept in order to be shared with everyone.” @Pontifex 24 February 2017
  • “Proclaiming to all the love and tenderness of Jesus, we become apostles of the joy of the Gospel. And joy is contagious!” @Pontifex 25 February 2017
  • “I invite you to persevere in prayer, so that Jesus’ wish may be fulfilled: “that they may all be one”.” @Pontifex 26 February 2017
  • “When the journey is uncertain and you fall, God, rich in mercy, will extend his hand to pick you up.” @Pontifex 27 February 2017
  • “Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death.” @Pontifex 1 March 2017
  • “God is always faithful and never stops for a moment loving us, following our steps, and running after us when we have strayed from him.” @Pontifex 2 March 2017
  • “Fasting is not only about abstaining from food. It also means sharing food with those who are hungry.” @Pontifex 3 March 2017
  • “Lent urgently calls us to conversion. We are called to return to God with all our heart.” @Pontifex 4 March 2017
  • “Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return.” @Pontifex 5 March 2017
  • “I ask, please, for your prayers for me and my collaborators, who until Friday will be on retreat.” @Pontifex 5 March 2017

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Feb 222017
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 28 January 2017 to 22 February 2017.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

General Audiences

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “I invite you to join in the fight against poverty, both material and spiritual. Together let’s build peace and bridges of friendship.” @Pontifex 16 February 2017
  • “A youthful heart does not tolerate injustice and cannot bow to a “throw-away culture” nor give in to the globalization of indifference.” @Pontifex 17 February 2017
  • “How often in the Bible the Lord asks us to welcome migrants and foreigners, reminding us that we too are foreigners!” @Pontifex 18 February 2017
  • “Let us be moved by the Holy Spirit in order to be courageous in finding new ways to proclaim the Gospel.” @Pontifex 19 February 2017
  • “If evil is contagious, so is goodness. Let us be infected by goodness and let us spread goodness!” @Pontifex 20 February 2017
  • “God knows better than we do about what we need. We must have faith, because his ways are different from ours.” @Pontifex 21 February 2017
  • “Jesus entrusted to Peter the keys to open the entrance to the kingdom of heaven, and not to close it.
    @Pontifex 22 February 2017

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