Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Saturday 26 November |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Gaetana Sterni
Aleteia logo

Just published: the pope’s daily homilies

featured image

The Deacon's Bench

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/31/15

A perfect Easter gift:

Each morning when Pope Francis celebrates Mass he offers a short homily for fellow residents and guests in the chapel of St. Martha’s Guesthouse, where he has chosen to live. Now, Morning Homilies makes it possible for everyone to experience his lively interpretations of Scripture and his uncanny capacity to engage his listeners, capturing the tenor of daily life.

Francis reflects on the disciples on the road to Emmaus, “simmering their lives in the sauce of their grumbling;” urges Christians to face daily life “ready, like the goalkeeper of a football team, to stop the ball wherever it comes from”; and notes our habit of “going to confession like going to the dry cleaners” as well as the “holy picture face” which we put on to conceal our own sinfulness.

Even more important than these memorable images are the themes that arise again and again in the Pope’s preaching: the importance of mercy and forgiveness; the role of Jesus as Savior; the dangers of a church closed in on itself; and the gospel as an unfailing source of life and joy that Christians are called to share.

Visit Amazon or Orbis Books for details.

Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

jour1_V2.gif
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries


Top 10
See More