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Pope's Prayer Intention for March 2024

Let us pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world might imbue the Church with their courage and missionary drive. And to be open to the grace of martyrdom.

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"The envious man is always sad"

In his 28 February general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechetical cycle on vices and virtues, speaking about envy and vainglory.

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"Look within and fan the embers of faith"

In his 14 February general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechetical cycle on vices and virtues, speaking about acedia, or sloth.

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Message from the Pope for Lent 2024

The Holy Father encourages us to meditate prayerfully on the journey from slavery to freedom as we prepare for Holy Week. "In Lent, to act also means to pause: to pause in prayer, in order to receive the word of God, to pause like the Samaritan in the presence of a wounded brother or sister."

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"Faith casts out fear"

In his 7 February general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechetical cycle on vices and virtues, speaking about sorrow or "worldly grief."

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Pope's Prayer Intention for February 2024

Let us pray that the terminally ill and their families always receive the necessary medical and human care and assistance.

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"We are all sinners, we are all indebted"

In his 31 January general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechetical cycle on vices and virtues, speaking about wrath.

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"He could have been a source of blessing to many"

In his 24 January general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechetical cycle on vices and virtues, speaking about avarice.

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"Lust seeks only shortcuts"

In his 17 January general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechetical cycle on vices and virtues, speaking about lust.

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Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on 18 January, culminating in the feast of the conversion of St. Paul on 25 January. Here are daily meditations and several other articles and stories related to the Octave for Christian Unity.

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