What is Lent?
What is Lent? What is conversion, and how can we express our desire for it? Here are some frequently asked questions about Lent to help enter into the meaning of the liturgical season more deeply.
To Know Him and To Know Yourself (II): With Words Jesus Taught Us
"It is only by knowing what God holds deep in his heart that we can learn to pray truly." A new article in the series on prayer.
What is prayer? Does God hear and answer us?
Jesus teaches us to build a relationship with God, our Father, in the New Testament. Throughout the centuries, countless people have prayed. But sometimes we are not sure how to address God, or whether He will listen to us.
Saint Raphael Meditation: You are a Child of God
A meditation (guided prayer) on our identity as children of God.
"Dialogue with the Father was the core of Jesus' existence"
On 16 June, Pope Francis closed his series of addresses on prayer by speaking about the central role of prayer in the life of Jesus.
"Pray without ceasing"
On 9 June, in his penultimate catechesis on prayer, Pope Francis stressed the need to pray always in everything we do, including our work.
Saint Raphael Meditation: Being a Friend of Christ
A meditation (guided prayer) on learning how to value Christ's friendship.
"We are at the center of Jesus' prayer"
In his 2 June general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on prayer, speaking about the unceasing prayer of Jesus.
"On the last day, God solves everything"
Pope Francis continued his catechesis on prayer in his 26 May general audience, speaking about "the certainty of being heard" by God.
"This is the moment of sheer faith"
In his 19 May general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on prayer, speaking about distractions and aridity in our prayer.