Vatican City, Oct 28, 2013 / 09:16 am
Pope Francis devoted his morning homily to the fact that Jesus prayed for his apostles and the people he encountered on earth, highlighting that he still prays for us in heaven.
When we pray to Jesus, the Pope stressed, Jesus shows his Father in heaven the wounds on his hands, feet and his side, the price of our salvation, which "is as if he is saying: Father, may this not be lost!"
The pontiff directed his Oct. 28, 2013 homily to those gathered in the Saint Martha guesthouse of the Vatican.
At the beginning of his reflections, Pope Francis spoke of the day's Gospel reading, taken from St. Luke, in which Jesus prayed for the whole night before he chose the Twelve Apostles, pointing out that Jesus continues to pray for us even today.