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."
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.
Pope Francis delivers his general audience speech on the conversion and discernment of St. Ignatius, who encountered the unexpected and made the best of it.
Let us pray to John Paul I “to obtain for us ‘the smile of the soul,’ a transparent smile that does not deceive.”
“The life of the risen body will be a hundred and a thousand times more alive than we have tasted it on this earth,” Pope Francis said as he concluded his cycle of catecheses on old age.
In the last of a series of audiences centered around the "catechesis of old age," Pope Francis emphasized the importance of finding God's promise for new life in the elderly.
“It was therefore a penitential pilgrimage,” Pope Francis said at today’s general audience. “There were many joyful moments, but the overall meaning and tone was reflection, repentance and reconciliation.”
Read the full text of Pope Francis’ homily at Lac Ste. Anne, a pilgrimage site in Alberta, Canada, long known as a place of healing among Indigenous Peoples.
“To remember the devastating experiences that took place in the residential schools hurts, angers, causes pain, and yet it is necessary.”