Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Tuesday 19 October |
Saint of the Day: St. Isaac Jogues and the Martyrs of North America
Aleteia logo
home iconChurch
line break icon

Pope tells children with cancer: Talk to your guardian angels

POPE FRANCIS,CHILDREN,CANCER

©VaticanMedia-Foto | CPP

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 11/30/18

He protects, inspires and leads, says Francis

Pope Francis today had a word of advice for children suffering from cancer: Get used to talking to your guardian angel, you will give you inspiration and lead you.

The pope said this today when he received in audience a group of children suffering from cancer from the Oncology Clinic of Wrocław, Poland.

He gave them an impromptu greeting, recognizing that their path in life is a “bit difficult.”

because you need to get better, defeat your illness or live with your illness: this is not easy. But you have many friends, many friends who help you a lot.

The Holy Father encouraged them to remember that “there is no difficulty in life that cannot be overcome,” even as he noted that “victory is different for each person.”

“Each person wins in his own way, but the ideal is always to win, and the prospective is to keep moving forward. Do not be discouraged,” he said.


POPE FRANCIS AUDIENCE

Read more:
Little boy joins pope for catechesis; Francis draws lesson from his freedom (VIDEO)

Then, he spoke about a constant companion each child has:

The Lord gave a guardian angel to each one of us, from when we were small until we are elderly. The Lord gave this to us to help us in life. Each one of you has one. Get used to talking with your guardian angel, so that he will protect you, give you inspiration and lead you always to win in life.




Read more:
Pope Francis Shares His Spiritual Fatherhood in Children’s Book


SAINT CECILIA,VALERIAN,GAURDIAN ANGEL

Read more:
How St. Cecilia was miraculously protected by her Guardian Angel

Tags:
AngelsPope Francis
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
AVENIDO BROTHERS
Agnès Pinard Legry
Three brothers ordained priests on the same day in the Philippine...
2
difficult people
Zoe Romanowsky
How to love people you don’t really like
3
Philip Kosloski
A scientist describes the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima
4
SQUID GAMES
Philip Kosloski
How the violence in ‘Squid Game’ can impact your soul
5
SKULL AND CROSSBONES
Margaret Rose Realy, Obl.OSB
The ‘Tree of Death’ haunts many a cemetery
6
saint teresa of Avila
Zelda Caldwell
Now there’s a computer font based on St. Teresa of Avila’s handwr...
7
Cerith Gardiner
Archbishop gives little girl a beautiful response about why God a...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.