Meditation and prayer and COVID-19


A Monday Meditation

The world is in an uncertain place. Anxiety runs high. That's why prayer and meditation are so important right now.

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Pope Francis leads a prayer service in an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 27, 2020. At the conclusion of the service the pope held the Eucharist as he gave an extraordinary blessing


COVID-19 is not God’s judgment, but a call to live differently, pope says

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God’s judgment on humanity, but God’s call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.

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Stress: Our Pathway to God


Stress: Our Pathway to God

Stressed over the COVID-19 pandemic? Forget the quick fixes. Take your pain to God.

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The Franciscan Friars are praying for you.


How Can We Pray for You?

These are uncertain times, but one thing you can count on is our prayers. At Franciscan Media, we gather at 9:30 every morning (now virtually) to pray for our friends, our neighbors, our country, our world. How can we pray for you? Click the button below to post your intentions. And know this: We are praying for you.

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Pope Francis is pictured during a visit to St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish on the outskirts of Rome March 8. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)


Pope Francis announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.

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Cemetery and funeral workers in protective masks transport a coffin into a cemetery in Bergamo, Italy, March 16, 2020. (CNS photo/Flavio Lo Scalzo, Reuters)


During pandemic, priests work to bridge distance between deceased, family

Priests and religious are trying to bridge the forced distance between those who have died from COVID-19 and the people they leave behind.

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A woman lights a candle on her balcony in Rome March 19, 2020, as faithful across Italy say a prayer for people suffering from COVID-19. (CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)


If you can’t go to confession, take your sorrow directly to God, pope says

People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason can go to God directly, Pope Francis said.

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Inspirational Resources




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