Jun 132018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 28 May 2018 to 13 June 2018.

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

Messages

Papal Tweets

  • “For those who are with Jesus, evil is just a provocation to love even more” @Pontifex 7 June 2018
  • “The Feast of the Sacred Heart reminds us that God loved us first: He is always waiting for us, welcoming us into His heart, into His love.” @Pontifex 8 June 2018
  • “Let us ask the Lord to give us good priests: hardworking men, men of prayer, who are close to God’s people.” @Pontifex 8 June 2018
  • “Mary is exactly what God wants His Church to be: a loving and humble Mother, poor in possessions but rich in love.” @Pontifex 9 June 2018
  • “Whatever we do, let us sustain the voice of the Holy Spirit through practical good deeds and actions.” @Pontifex 10 June 2018
  • “The Holy Spirit gives us the strength we need to achieve holiness in the midst of our everyday lives.” @Pontifex 11 June 2018
  • “Children must be able to play, study and grow in a peaceful environment. Woe to anyone who stifles their joyful impulse to hope!” @Pontifex 12 June 2018
  • “Never tire of encountering Jesus in prayer, in listening to the Word of God, and in receiving the Eucharist.” @Pontifex 13 June 2018

Papal Instagram

Jun 062018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 25 January 2018 to 6 June 2018.

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

Letters

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “When the Holy Spirit is present, something always happens. Where blows the Spirit, things are never at a standstill.” @Pontifex 30 May 2018
  • “The Eucharist contains all the flavour of Jesus’ words and deeds, the taste of His Death and Resurrection, the fragrance of His Spirit.” @Pontifex 31 May 2018
  • “Love can recognize good things even in bad situations. Love keeps a tiny flame alight even in the darkest night.” @Pontifex 1 June 2018
  • “Seek the Lord in prayer: He is the one who has called you.” @Pontifex 2 June 2018
  • “On this Feast of Corpus Christi, we need to remember that Jesus, the Bread of Life, is our strength and support on life’s journey.” @Pontifex 3 June 2018
  • “The living presence of Christ within us is the light that guides our choices, the flame that warms our hearts as we go to meet the Lord.” @Pontifex 4 June 2018
  • “Lord, reawaken in us a sense of praise and gratitude for our Earth, and for everything you have created.” @Pontifex 5 June 2018
  • “Loving Christ is not a superficial sentiment. It is an attitude of the heart that we demonstrate when we live as He wants us to.” @Pontifex 6 June 2018

Papal Instagram

May 302018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 7 June 2017 to 30 May 2018.

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

Regina Coeli

General Audiences

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Today we are united in prayer with our Catholic brothers and sisters in China, on the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians of Sheshan.” @Pontifex 23 May 2018
  • “Love of God and love of neighbour should be the two cornerstones of our lives.” @Pontifex 25 May 2018
  • “The Gospel calls us to live outside our comfort zone, because anyone who follows Jesus, loves the poor and the lowly.” @Pontifex 26 May 2018
  • “The mystery of the Blessed Trinity invites us to live in communion with one another, in love and in sharing: certain that wherever there is love, there is God.” @Pontifex 26 May 2018
  • “What lasts? What has value in life? What treasures don’t disappear? Definitely two: God and our neighbor.” @Pontifex 28 May 2018
  • “The Eucharist gives us the strength to produce the fruits of good works, and to live true Christian lives.” @Pontifex 29 May 2018
  • “When the Holy Spirit is present, something always happens. Where blows the Spirit, things are never at a standstill.” @Pontifex 30 May 2018

Papal Instagram

May 232018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 13 May 2018 to 23 May 2018.

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

General Audiences

Homilies

Letters

Messages

Regina Coeli

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “I express my great sorrow over the dead and wounded in the Holy Land and the Middle East. Violence never leads to peace. Therefore, I call on all sides involved and the international community to renew efforts so that dialogue, justice and peace may prevail.” @Pontifex 16 May 2018
  • “God loves us in a way that crushes all loneliness and isolation.” @Pontifex 17 May 2018
  • “Mary lived Jesus’ Beatitudes like no other: she is saintly among the saints, she shows us the way to holiness and accompanies us.” @Pontifex 18 May 2018
  • “Never forget this golden rule: “Do to others what you would have them do to you” (Mt 7,12)” @Pontifex 19 May 2018
  • “Holy Spirit, you who sustain the Church, come down upon us again, teach us unity, renew our hearts, and help us to love as Jesus taught us.” @Pontifex 20 May 2018
  • “God needs people who bring His forgiveness and His mercy into the world.” @Pontifex 21 May 2018
  • “A Christian’s life should be invested in Jesus, and spent for others.” @Pontifex 22 May 2018
  • “A Church that loves the poor is always tuned to the God Channel. It never loses the Gospel signal.” @Pontifex 23 May 2018

Papal Instagram

May 162018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 10 April 2018 to 16 May 2018.

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

General Audiences

Homilies

Regina Coeli

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “The Ascension of the Risen Jesus contains the promise that we too will participate in the fullness of life with God.” @Pontifex 10 May 2018
  • “We begin building peace in our homes, streets, and workplaces: wherever we craft communion and community.” @Pontifex 11 May 2018
  • “Your response to Jesus cannot be conditioned by momentary calculations and convenience. It must be a life-long “yes”.” @Pontifex 12 May 2018
  • “Our Lady of Fatima, turn your gaze towards us, towards our families, our country, and the world.” @Pontifex 13 May 2018
  • “I invite communications professionals to promote a journalism of peace at the service of all people, especially those without a voice. #WorldCommunicationsDay” @Pontifex 13 May 2018
  • “There is no freedom greater than letting yourself be guided by the Holy Spirit and allowing Him to lead you wherever he wishes.” @Pontifex 14 May 2018
  • “The Family is the hope of the future. Let us pray especially for families facing serious difficulties: may Our Lord assist them.” @Pontifex 15 May 2018
  • “There is no love without works of charity. Service towards our brothers and sisters springs from the heart that loves.” @Pontifex 16 May 2018
  • “I express my great sorrow over the dead and wounded in the Holy Land and the Middle East. Violence never leads to peace. Therefore, I call on all sides involved and the international community to renew efforts so that dialogue, justice and peace may prevail.” @Pontifex 16 May 2018

Papal Instagram

May 092018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 19 April 2018 to 9 May 2018.

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

General Audiences

Messages

Regina Coeli

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “In the Cross, Jesus showed us the greatness of His love and the power of His mercy.” @Pontifex 3 May 2018
  • “Joyfully performing works of charity for those who are suffering in mind and body, is the most authentic way to live the Gospel” @Pontifex 4 May 2018
  • “Every insult, injury or act of violence inflicted upon our neighbour, offends God our Father and Creator.” @Pontifex 5 May 2018
  • “How wonderful to be “envoys of hope”, simple and joyful messengers of the Easter acclamation.” @Pontifex 6 May 2018
  • “Convert our hearts, Lord, so that love may spread here on earth.” @Pontifex 7 May 2018
  • “Our Lady Queen of the Rosary, pray that Jesus may have mercy on us sinners.” @Pontifex 8 May 2018
  • “We are Christians to the extent that we allow Jesus Christ to live in us.” @Pontifex 9 May 2018

Papal Instagram

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May 022018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 20 April 2018 to 2 May 2018.

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

General Audiences

Homilies

Regina Coeli

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “God alone can give us true happiness. It’s useless wasting time looking for it elsewhere: in wealth, pleasure, and power.” @Pontifex 26 April 2018
  • “When we are open to God’s grace, even the impossible becomes possible.” @Pontifex 27 April 2018
  • “The Lord Jesus communicates His love for us, so that we can love God and our neighbor as He has loved us, by giving His life for us.” @Pontifex 28 April 2018
  • “I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him in his tender embrace.” @Pontifex 28 April 2018
  • “Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.” @Pontifex 29 April 2018
  • “Be one with Christ when you pray, take care of your most vulnerable brothers and sisters, and work for peace.” @Pontifex 30 April 2018
  • “We celebrate St Joseph the Worker, never forgetting that work is a fundamental aspect of human dignity.” @Pontifex 1 May 2018
  • “Today, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love, as we recite the Rosary, we pray especially for peace in Syria and throughout the world. I invite you to pray the Rosary for peace during the entire month of May.” @Pontifex 1 May 2018
  • “Praying means being with God, experiencing God, loving God.” @Pontifex 2 May 2018
  • “Praying means being with God, experiencing God, loving God.” @Pontifex 2 May 2018

Papal Instagram

Apr 252018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 28 April 2016 to 25 April 2018.

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

Regina Coeli

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Mercy opens the doors of the heart because it makes us feel like we are all children of one Father.” @Pontifex 19 April 2018
  • “Today we recall the words of Don Tonino Bello: ”Works of charity are not enough, unless those works are done with charity“.” @Pontifex 20 April 2018
  • “All it takes to encounter God is to acknowledge that we are needy. And the key to that encounter lies in humbling ourselves.” @Pontifex 20 April 2018
  • “When we are full of self-importance, we leave no space for God. So let us ask the Lord for a conversion of heart.” @Pontifex 21 April 2018
  • “God calls each one of us, and each call is a gift that should fill us with joy.” @Pontifex 22 April 2018
  • “Let us follow the example of St Francis of Assisi and take care of our common Home.” @Pontifex 22 April 2018
  • “The Word of God is the lamp with which we look to the future: its light allows us to read the signs of the times.” @Pontifex 23 April 2018
  • “Moved by the prayers and immense solidarity shown little Alfie Evans, I renew my appeal that the suffering of his parents may be heard and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted.” @Pontifex 23 April 2018
  • “Life only fully makes sense when it is given as a gift. It becomes tasteless when it is lived for itself alone.” @Pontifex 24 April 2018
  • “Authentic Christians are not afraid of opening up to others, of sharing their living spaces and transforming them into places of solidarity.” @Pontifex 25 April 2018

Papal Instagram

Apr 112018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 21 January 2018 to 11 April 2018.

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

Angelus/Regina Coeli

Apostolic Exhortation

General Audiences

Homilies

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Let us go forward with the joy of Jesus’ Resurrection, knowing He is always by our side!” @Pontifex 5 April 2018
  • “The Word of God is a light in the darkness: it helps us face our difficulties without fear.” @Pontifex 6 April 2018
  • “Like the Good Samaritan, let us take care of those who are sick and suffering! #WorldHealthDay” @Pontifex 7 April 2018
  • “God covers us with His mercy, He enfolds us in Christ, so that we can become instruments of His goodness.” @Pontifex 8 April 2018
  • “Today God is still searching for hearts like Mary’s, hearts that are ready to trust in Him completely.” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “I wish to repropose the call to holiness: “Rejoice and be glad”. #GaudeteetExsultate https://t.co/cZxmUGpMW7” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “The Lord calls each of us to holiness, you too. #Holiness” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Are you called to the consecrated life? Be holy by living out your commitment with joy. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Are you married? Be holy by loving and caring for your husband or wife, as Christ does for the Church. #GaudeteetExsultate” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Do you work for a living? Be holy by labouring with integrity and skill in the service of your brothers and sisters. #Holiness” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Are you a parent or grandparent? Be holy by patiently teaching the little ones how to follow Jesus. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain. #GaudeteetExsultate” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Being poor of heart, reacting with meekness and humility, knowing how to mourn with others, hungering and thirsting for righteousness, seeing and acting with mercy: that is holiness. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 10 April 2018
  • “Keeping a heart free of all that tarnishes love, sowing peace all around us, accepting daily the path of the Gospel, even though it may cause us problems: that is holiness. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 10 April 2018
  • “The word ”happy“ or ”blessed“ becomes a synonym for ”holy“, because those faithful to God, by their self-giving, gain true happiness. #GaudeteetExsultate” @Pontifex 11 April 2018
  • “Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 11 April 2018

Papal Instagram

Apr 042018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 29 March 2018 to 4 April 2018.

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

Homilies

Messages

Papal Tweets

  • “Through the Eucharist we enter Christ’s paschal mystery, allowing us to pass from death to life with Him.” @Pontifex 29 March 2018
  • “Look upon Christ Crucified: our hope for eternal life is born in Him.” @Pontifex 30 March 2018
  • “Our faith is born on Easter morning: Jesus is alive! This experience is at the heart of the Christian message.” @Pontifex 1 April 2018
  • “Today we repeat that wondrous proclamation: “The Lord is truly risen, as He said!”. A Blessed Easter to you all!” @Pontifex 1 April 2018
  • “As we contemplate Christ’s empty tomb, let us renew our belief that nothing is lost with Him!” @Pontifex 2 April 2018
  • “May Christ who conquered the darkness of sin and death, grant us peace in our days.” @Pontifex 3 April 2018
  • “Love is the only invincible weapon, because it has the power to disarm the forces of evil.” @Pontifex 4 April 2018
  • “It is my sincere hope that everything necessary may be done in order to continue compassionately accompanying little Alfie Evans, and that the deep suffering of his parents may be heard. I am praying for Alfie, for his family and for all who are involved.” @Pontifex 4 April 2018

Papal Instagram