Category: Into the hands of the Father: Catechesis on prayer

Catechesis 10: The prayer of the Psalms (part 1)
The Catechism affirms that every Psalm “possesses such direct simplicity that it can be prayed in truth by men of all times and conditions” (CCC 2588). As we read and reread the
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Let yourself be carried by God: Catechesis 9, the prayer of Elijah
In the Bible, Elijah appears suddenly, mysteriously, and in the end leaves on a chariot of fire that takes him to heaven (cf. 2 Kings 2:11-12). The prophet Malachi predicted
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Into the Father’s Hands 4: Catechesis on The prayer of the righteous
In his fourth catechesis on prayer, Pope Francis reflects on the tragedy of sin, the original sin of Adam and Eve (cf. Gen 3:1-7), and personal sin of each person
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Life is awe inspiring: Catechesis on Prayer 3: Creation
In his third catechesis on prayer, Pope Francis reflects on the biblical account of creation and the trials of the people of Israel. Seeing the goodness and beauty of all creation, Pope Francis says one is led to contemplate the mystery of
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Into the Father’s Hands 2: Catechesis on The prayer of a Christian
In May 2020 Pope Francis began a catechesis on prayer. In his second catechesis, he says prayer “is born within the secrecy of our beings, in that interior place called
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Into the Father’s Hands 1: Catechesis on The Mystery of Prayer
Every Wednesday, the last several Popes have held a General Audience from the Vatican, which thousands of pilgrims from around the world attend. The Popes have used these addresses to
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