I am close to the families of all who died in the Oklahoma tornado, especially those who lost young children. Join me in praying for them.
The Holy Spirit transforms and renews us, creates harmony and unity, and gives us courage and joy for mission.
We must learn from Mary, and we must imitate her unconditional readiness to receive Christ in her life.
Are our lives truly filled with the presence of God? How many things take the place of God in my life each day?
We cannot be part-time Christians! We should seek to live our faith at every moment of every day.
It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother’s womb.
Am I faithful to Christ in my daily life? Am I able to “show” my faith with respect but also with courage?
Let us pray for the many Christians in the world who still suffer persecution and violence. May God grant them the courage of fidelity.
The Holy Spirit helps us to view others with fresh eyes, seeing them always as brothers and sisters in Jesus, to be respected and loved.
The Holy Spirit brings to our hearts a most precious gift: profound trust in God’s love and mercy.
I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance, says Jesus. This is where true wealth is found, not in material things!
Do not be content to live a mediocre Christian life: walk with determination along the path of holiness.
Let us ask our Lord to help us bear shining witness to his mercy and his love in every area of our Christian lives.
Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she bears witness to God’s love. Be missionaries of God’s tenderness!
Let us ask Our Lady to teach us how to live out our faith in our daily lives and to make more room for the Lord.
It would be a good idea, during May, for families to say the Rosary together. Prayer strengthens family life.
My thoughts turn to all who are unemployed, often as a result of a self-centred mindset bent on profit at any cost.
Dear young friends, learn from Saint Joseph. He went through difficult times, but he always trusted, and he knew how to overcome adversity.
Let us put our trust in God’s power at work! With him, we can do great things. He will give us the joy of being his disciples.
How marvellous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!
The Holy Spirit truly transforms us. With our cooperation, he also wants to transform the world we live in.
Join me in praying for the victims of the tragedy in Dhaka, Bangladesh,
that God will grant comfort and strength to their families
Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!
At this time of crisis it is important not to become closed in on oneself, but rather to be open and attentive towards others.
Let us keep the flame of faith alive through prayer and the sacraments: let us make sure we do not forget God.
Mary is the one who says “Yes”. Mary, help us to come to know the voice of Jesus better, and to follow it.
Each one of us longs for love, for truth, for life – and Jesus is all of these things in abundance!
“The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice and I know them.” The voice of Jesus is unmistakable! He guides us along the path of life.
Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in Texas and their families.
To enter into the glory of God demands daily fidelity to his will, even when it requires sacrifice.
Jesus’ ascension into heaven does not mean his absence, but that he is alive among us in a new way, close to each one of us.
Worshipping God means learning to be with him, stripping away our hidden idols and placing him at the centre of our lives.
Let us not forget: if we are to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus, our lives must bear witness to what we preach.
If we act like children of God, knowing that he loves us, our lives will be made new, filled with serenity and joy.
Being a Christian is not just about following commandments: it is about letting Christ take possession of our lives and transform them.
How beautiful is the gaze with which Jesus regards us – how full of tenderness! Let us never lose trust in the patience and mercy of God.
God loves us. We must not be afraid to love him. The faith is professed with the lips and with the heart, through words and through love.
Accept the risen Jesus into your life. Even if you have been far away, take a small step towards him: he awaits you with open arms.
Support your priests with your love and prayers, that they may always be shepherds after Christ’s heart
To experience Holy Week is to enter more and more into God's logic of love and self-giving
Being with Jesus demands that we go out from ourselves, and from living a tired and habitual faith
We must not believe the Evil One when he tells us that there is nothing we can do in the face of violence, injustice and sin.
I am looking forward to next July in Rio de Janeiro! I hope to see all of you in that great Brazilian city!
True power is service. The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable.
Let us keep a place for Christ in our lives, let us care for one another and let us be loving custodians of creation.
Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me.