BLOG: Holy Week
On Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023, Pope Francis gave the homily at the annual Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. more
This past Sunday, the Liturgy had us listen to the Passion of the Lord. It ended with these words: “They sealed the stone.” (cf. Matthew 27:66) Everything seemed over. For the disciples, that boulder signified the final end of their hope. more
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) This is the cry that today’s liturgy has us repeat in the responsorial psalm (cf. Psalm 22:2), the only cry that Jesus makes from the cross in the Gospel we have heard. Those words bring us to the very heart of Christ’s passion, the culmination of the sufferings he endured for our salvation. “Why have you forsaken me?” more
As we journey through these holy days, our role is simple: Watch Jesus. Watch him die. Watch him give His life for you, for me, for us. Then, see Him rise! more
The peace of Easter
Pope Francis
April 13, 2022
Read Pope Francis' reflection on the theme "the peace of Easter" from his general audience on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. more
Read the full text of Pope Francis' homily for Palm Sunday, delivered in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on April 10, 2022. more