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Feast, Transfiguration
 


On Mt. Tabor, Christ revealed the splendour of His divinity to His disciples, giving them the certainty that, through suffering and the cross we can gain resurrection. We always have to perceive His presence, His glory, and His divinity in the life of the Church, in contemplation, and in everyday events.

 
Angelus Address
St. Peter's Square
25 February 2013

 
 
 
Feast, Transfiguration
 


With the Risen Christ,truth and love triumph over deceit and sin. In him, God's light henceforth illumines definitively human life and the course of history: 'I am the light of the world', he says in the Gospel, 'he who follows me will have the light of life.' (John 8:12)

 
Angelus Address
Feast of the Transfiguration
6 August 2006

 
 
 
Feast, Transfiguration
 


The Transfiguration is the anticipation of the Resurrection, but this presupposes death. Jesus manifests his glory to the Apostles, that they might have the strength of confronting the scandal of the cross, and so they might understand that they will need to endure many tribulations to enter the Kingdom of God.

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
18 February 2008

 
 
 
Feast, Transfiguration
 


Peter, James and John climbed a high mountain. While they were up there, on their own, Jesusí face, and likewise his garments, became radiant. This is what we call 'Transfiguration': a luminous, comforting mystery.
What is its meaning? The Transfiguration is a revelation of the Person of Jesus, of his profound reality. In fact, the eye witnesses of the event, that is, the three Apostles, were enfolded in a cloud, also bright, which in the Bible always heralds Godís presence, and they heard a voice saying: 'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him' (Mt 17:5). This event prepared the disciples for the Paschal Mystery of Jesus: to endure the terrible trial of the Passion and also to understand properly the luminous event of the Resurrection.

 
Homily
Parish of St. Corbinian
Rome
20 March 2011

 
 
 
Feast, Transfiguration
 


"This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favor. Listen to him" (Mt17: 5). It is the invitation to take a distance from the noisiness of everyday life in order to immerse oneself in God's presence. He desires to hand down to us, each day, a Word that penetrates the depths of our spirit, where we discern good from evil (cf. Heb 4:12), reinforcing our will to follow the Lord.

 
Lenten Message
22 February 201

 
 
 
Feast, Transfiguration
 


"Jesus... alone" is all that the disciples and the Church of every epoch have been granted; and this must suffice on the journey. The only voice to listen to, the only voice to follow is his, the voice of the One going up to Jerusalem who was one day to give his life to "change our lowly body to be like his glorious body" (Phil 3: 21).

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
Second Sunday of Lent
28 February 2010

 
 
 
Feast, Transfiguration
 


The Transfiguration is an event of prayer: Jesus praying, immersing himself in God, united intimately to Him, attaching his human will to the Father's will of love, and so letting the light shine through and visibly showing the truth of his being: He is God, Light from Light.

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
18 February 2008

 
 
 
Feast, Transfiguration
 


In the Gospel account of the Transfiguration on the mountain, we are given a premonitory sign that allows us a fleeting glimpse of the Kingdom of the Saints, where we too at the end of our earthly life will be able to share in Christ's glory, which will be complete, total and definitive.
The whole universe will then be transfigured and the divine plan of salvation will at last be fulfilled.

 
Angelus
5 August 2007