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Christian Hope

Here are the catecheses on Christian Hope which Pope Francis gave us at the Wednesday General Audiences between December 2016 - October 2017. They followed on from his Catechesis on Mercy during the Jubilee of Mercy, and preceded those on the Holy Mass.

There were 38 catecheses in this series:

1) Comfort my People

2) How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace

3) The Nativity of Jesus, Source of Hope

4) Abraham, father in faith and hope

5) Rachel “weeps for her children”, but... “there is hope for your descendants” (Jer 31)

6) The false hopes in idols (Ps 115)

7) Jonah: hope and prayer

8) Judith: the courage of a woman gives hope to a people

9) The Helmet of Hope (1 Thes 5, 4-11)

10) Hope, source of reciprocal comfort and of peace (1 Thes 5, 12-22)

11) Hope does not delude (cf Rom 5, 1-5)

12) In hope we recognise all the saved (cf Rom 8, 19-27)

13) Lent as a journey of hope

14) Rejoice in hope

15) A hope founded on the Word

16) Hope against all hope

17) Give reason for the hope that is in us

18) The hope of the world & the hope of the Cross

19) The Risen Christ, our hope

20) I am with you always, until the end of the world: the promise that gives hope

21) The Mother of Hope

22) Mary Magdalen, Apostle of Hope

23) Emmaus, the pathway of Hope

24) The Holy Spirit makes us abound in hope

25) God’s fatherhood, source of our Hope

26) Beloved Children, the Certainty of Hope

27) The Saints, Witnesses & Companions of Hope

28) Hope, the Strength of the Martyrs       

29) Baptism: Door of Hope

30) Divine Forgiveness: Engine of Hope

31) "Behold, I make all things new" (Apoc 21, 5). The Novelty of Christian

32) The Memory of Vocation revives Hope

33) Educate to Hope

34) The Enemies of Hope

35) Missionaries of Hope today

36) The Vigilant Wait

37) Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord

38) Paradise, the goal of our Hope