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Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Sept. 4, 2021

Pope Francis: Find time for silence with the Gospel every day

Sep 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.” Read more

Pope Francis in the Paul VI hall Dec. 13, 2017.

Pope Francis: Make space for wonder this Christmas

Dec 19, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Make space for wonder and surprise this Christmas, Pope Francis urged Wednesday, explaining that the first Christmas had many surprises... Read more

Pope Francis waves during the general audience Oct. 25, 2017.

Pope Francis: Don't make a show of doing good

Sep 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday that Jesus teaches when doing good deeds, they should be performed discretely and without trying to... Read more

Pope Francis at St. Mary Major Jan. 28, 2018.

Pope Francis says response to division should be silence, prayer

Sep 3, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Monday that to division and scandal the answer should be silence and prayer; and asked the Lord... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during the General Audience Jan. 10, 2018.

Be intentional about silence during Mass, Pope Francis says

Jan 10, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Wednesday that moments of silence in the Mass should be intentional times of prayer, recollection and communion... Read more

Benedict XVI celebrates the Easter Vigil, April 7, 2012.

Benedict XVI praises Cardinal Sarah as great 'spiritual teacher'

May 18, 2017

By Elise Harris

In an afterword to a book on silence and prayer recently authored by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Benedict XVI praised the... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on October 2, 2013.

Value silence, encourages Pope

Dec 20, 2013

Pope Francis reflected on in the importance of silence in his daily homily, noting that God’s plan of salvation always... Read more