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The Transfiguration by Raphael. Public domain.

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ: a gift to his closest followers

Aug 6, 2023

By Gretchen Siegel

In an Angelus address on March 20, 2011, Benedict XVI said the Transfiguration of Jesus prepared his apostles for the... Read more

Pope Francis waves to crowd gathered for the Angelus at St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to awaken your desire to pray

Mar 13, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Noting that the Gospel reveals that Peter, James, and John had fallen asleep prior to Jesus' Transfiguration, Pope Francis urged... Read more

The Basilica of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor in Israel.

Forest fire in Israel endangers Basilica of the Transfiguration

Jul 26, 2019

A forest fire in the northern region of Israel is threatening the Basilica of the Transfiguration of Christ, according to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Guayaquil in Ecuador on July 6, 2015.

Pope Francis calls for 'gestures of peace' in wake of mosque attacks

Mar 17, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called for gestures of peace to oppose hatred and violence Sunday in the wake of attacks on two... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Roman parish of Santa Maddalena di Canossa March 12, 2017.

The Transfiguration prepares us for the Cross, Pope says at parish visit

Mar 12, 2017

By Elise Harris

In his brief homily at a Roman parish Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the beautiful faces of Jesus during the... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Sunday Angelus address from the papal apartment window on Feb. 15, 2015.

The message of Jesus at the Transfiguration: Listen and follow, Pope says

Mar 1, 2015

The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Christ and demands a response of listening to and following Jesus, Pope Francis said... Read more