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Wisdom Is Better Than Anything This World Can Offer

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Pope’s Homily for Today’s Feast of the Epiphany

Vatican City, January 06, 2015

Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave this morning at Mass for the feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter’s Square.

That child, born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary, came not only for the people of Israel, represented by the shepherds of Bethlehem, but also for all humanity, represented today by the wise men from the East.  It is on the Magi and their journey in search of the Messiah that the Church today invites us to meditate and to pray. …

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Pope’s Morning Homily: Only A Humble, Childlike Heart Knows God

Vatican City, December 02, 2014

“Only those whose hearts are like the young” are able to receive the revelation of God. This was the reflection given by Pope Francis during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta.

According to Vatican Radio, the Pope reflected on today’s Gospel from St. Luke, in which Christ praises God for revealing His will to the “childlike”. …