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FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Pope Francis continues his weekly audiences on discernment: Spiritual consolation “is an experience of interior joy, consisting in seeing God’s presence in everything.”
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FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
“Do not fear desolation; face it with perseverance, do not evade it,” Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience, continuing on his theme of discernment.
pope francis sits at his chair holding a paper and gesturing with his right hand, he is wearing glasses
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Pope Francis recounts his visit to Bahrain and the interfaith dialogue that occurred there: "Meeting each other and praying together, we felt we were of one heart and one soul."
pope francis sits inside on a white chair with a microphone in front of him and his hands in front of him gesturing while speaking. he is wearing his usual white clothing
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
“We must not remain defeated by a moment of sadness,” Pope Francis said in his Wednesday general audience about desolation, continuing his discussion of discernment.
Politics & SocietySpeeches
Pope Francis
“The plea for peace cannot be suppressed,” Pope Francis said today. “It rises from the hearts of mothers; it is deeply etched on the faces of refugees, displaced families, the wounded and the dying.”
pope francis greets people with his arm out and a big smile on his face, he sits in his popemobile and the crowds are behind and below him
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Discernment is the narrative reading of the good moments and the dark moments, the consolations and desolations we experience in the course of our lives.
pope francis sits in his chair and smiles, he wears glasses and is holding a paper
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Desire is the lack of a reference point that orients the path of life; it evokes a suffering, a lack, and at the same time a tension to reach the good that we miss.
pope francis sits in his wheelchair looking out at the people during his general audience
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
“It is important to know ourselves, to know the passwords of our heart, what we are most sensitive to, in order to protect ourselves from those who present themselves with persuasive words to manipulate us.”
Pope Francis greets a girl during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Pope Francis in today's audience: "In our continuing catechesis on discernment, the process of making sound decisions about the God-given meaning and direction of our lives, we now consider the importance of prayer."
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
In his Sept. 21 general audience, Pope Francis recaps his trip to Kazakhstan, where he met with authorities there as well as with the small Catholic population.