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Sit for awhile at the tabernacle: Pope’s advice


Jeffrey Bruno

Father Tom Colucci sits in prayer at St. Peter's Church near Ground Zero.

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 05/05/21

Take a pause and go to the closest church, Francis suggests.

Pope Francis continued his reflection on prayer on May 5, suggesting that it’s important to pause in daily life, and allow Jesus to look at us.

In greetings to Spanish-speaking pilgrims, the pope offered this advice:

I invite you to make a pause and go to the closest church, to sit there for a while before the tabernacle. Allow yourself to be gazed at by the infinite and patient love of Jesus, who waits for you there. And contemplate him with the eyes of faith and the eyes of love. He will say many things to your heart. May God bless you and the Holy Virgin take care of you.

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