Everyday Wisdom from Pope Francis’ Daily Homilies–Now All in One Place!

Encountering Truth

How often I've enjoyed the little pearls of wisdom which come from Pope Francis' morning homilies! "That would be a great blog post!" I say to myself; but all too frequently, I don't get around to writing about it. Life goes on.Each morning when he's at home in Vatican City, Pope Francis celebrates an early morning Mass in the chapel at his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae.  The audience varies--journalists, nuns and priests, office workers, gardeners, and heads of state; and the homily, … [Read more...]

The Day I Visited the Domus Sanctae Marthae

Domus Sanctae Marthae

“Why yes [eyelids fluttering], I’ve been to the Pope’s new home….”  And I’ve got photos!Here's how it happened:  Some years ago, I was leading a group of Catholic business leaders to Rome and almost to Poland.  (I say “almost” because I broke my foot on the cobblestones in Rome and had to fly home—and I will likely die without ever having visited the birthplace of Blessed JPII.)To help with the Poland portion of the trip, we enlisted a young Polish Dominican, Fr. Wojciech Giertych.  I had … [Read more...]