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Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis

Let us adore Christ like the Magi

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07 January 2022
On the Solemnity of the Epiphany, 6 January, Pope Francis encouraged people to spend time in the presence of Christ in adoration, like the Magi. “For this reason, let us not forget adoration, the prayer of adoration, which is not so common among us: to adore, in silence … There, like the Magi, we will have the certitude that even in the darkest nights a star continues to shine,” the Pope said in his homily. The following is the English text. “Let us never forget this: the journey of faith finds renewed strength and fulfillment only when it is made in the presence of God,” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Basilica The Magi travel towards Bethlehem. Their pilgrimage speaks also to us, who are called to journey towards Jesus, for he is the North Star that lights up the sky of life and guides our steps towards true joy. Yet where did the ...

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