Tag: Pope Francis’ Universal Intention

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for August 2018

Universal:  The treasure of Families That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity. On the occasion of the Festival of the Family scheduled in Riva del Garda on the theme “The Ecosystem Life and Work. Women’s Employment and Fertility, Prosperity and Economic Growth”, I would like to… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for August 2018

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for July 2018

Evangelization:  Priests and their Pastoral Ministry That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests. Paul, John the Baptist, and Maximilian Kolbe — along with many other shepherds throughout the ages — not only lived out solitude,… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for July 2018

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for June 2018

Universal:  Social Networks That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences. Today we are living in a world which is growing ever “smaller” and where, as a result, it would seem to be easier for all of us to be neighbours. Developments in travel and communications technology are bringing us closer together… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for June 2018

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May 2018

Evangelization:  The Mission of the Laity That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today. […] Often we have given in to the temptation of thinking that committed lay people are those dedicated to the works of the Church and/or the matters of the parish… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May 2018

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for April 2018

Universal:  For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths. Apart from the immediate and practical aspect of providing material relief to these brothers and sisters of ours, the international community is challenged to devise long-term political, social and economic… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for April 2018

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for March 2018

Evangelization:  Formation in Spiritual Discernment That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels. […] Through prayer and discernment, the Pope said. “Jesus admonishes those who did not know how to discern the present moment,” citing as an example the parable of the fig tree (Mk… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for March 2018

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for February 2018

Universal:  Say “No” to Corruption That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption. “Dirty bread of corruption” In his homily during Holy Mass in the Chapel of Santa Marta, Pope Francis commented on the parable of the dishonest steward taken from the Gospel of St Luke (16:1-8). The Holy… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for February 2018

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for January 2018

Evangelization:  Religious Minorities in Asia That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom. […] Saint Joseph Vaz continues to be an example and a teacher for many reasons, but I would like to focus on three. First, he was an exemplary priest. Here today with us… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for January 2018

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