FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
With prayer and with life, there remains only to have courage and hope, to to feel the prayer of Jesus strongly and to keep on going.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
“A prayer that is alien from life is not healthy. A prayer that alienates itself from the concreteness of life becomes spiritualism, or worse, ritualism.”
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Jesus not only wants us to pray as He prays, but assures us that we can always count on His prayer. We must be aware of this: Jesus prays for me.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
’Prayer is not a magic wand: It is a dialogue with the Lord.’
Pope Francis delivers a message to an online prayer service marking the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola, in this still image taken from video released by the Vatican May 23, 2021. The pope said God's plans for individuals are greater than the plans they have for themselves. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
In Pamplona, five hundred years ago, all Ignatius’ worldly dreams were shattered in an instant. The cannonball that wounded him changed the course of his life, and the course of the world.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Prayer often co-exists with distraction.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Christian prayer, like all Christian life, is not a “walk in the park.”
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
“There is only one great call in the Gospel, and it is that of following Jesus on the way of love,” Pope Francis said in his weekly Wednesday audience. “In this sense, charity and contemplation are synonymous.”
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
The methods of meditation are paths to travel to arrive at the encounter with Jesus, but if you stop on the road, you will make a “god” out of the path.