John Paul II Foundation

Category - Audiences

General Audience, April 18, 2001

Contemplating the face of the risen Lord 1. Today, the customary Wednesday General Audience is flooded with the luminous joy of Easter. At this time, the Church celebrates the great mystery of the Resurrection with...

General Audience, December 27, 1978

1. We meet at the liturgical time of Christmas. I want, therefore, the words that I am about to address to you today, to correspond to the joy of this feast and this octave. I also want them to correspond to that...

General Audience, December 20, 1978

1. Our meeting today offers us the opportunity for the fourth and last meditation on Advent The Lord is near, the Liturgy of Advent reminds us every day. This closeness of the Lord is felt by all of us: both by us...

General Audience, December 13, 1978

1. For the third time already in these Wednesday meetings of ours, I am dealing again with the subject of Advent, following the rhythm of the Liturgy, which introduces us into the life of the Church in the simplest and...

General Audience, December 06, 1978

Beloved Sisters and Brothers! I am returning to last Wednesday’s subject. 1. To penetrate into the biblical and liturgical fullness of the meaning of Advent, it is necessary to follow two directions. We must...

General Audience, November 29, 1978

1. Even if the liturgical time of Advent begins only next Sunday, I wish to speak to you of this cycle from today.  We are now accustomed to the term “advent”; we know what it means, but precisely because of...

General Audience, November 22, 1978

1. In the course of the Audiences of my pontifical ministry I have tried to carry out the “testament” of my beloved Predecessor John Paul I. As is known, he did not leave a written testament, because death...

General Audience, November 15, 1978

Beloved Brothers and Sisters, Speaking from the loggia of St Peter’s Basilica, on the day after his election, Pope John Paul I recalled, among other things, that during the Conclave on 26 August, when everything...

General Audience, November 08, 1978

1. During these first audiences in which I have the fortune to meet you, who come here from Rome, Italy, and from so many other countries, I wish, as I said already on 25 October, to continue to develop the subjects...

General Audience, October 25, 1978

When the Holy Father John Paul I spoke to participants in the General Audience on Wednesday 27 September, no one could imagine that it was for the last time. His death—after thirty-three days of pontificate—surprised...