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Hope
 


Jesus Christ is not only relevant to Christians, or only to believers, but to all men and women, for Christ, who is the centre of faith, is also the foundation of hope. And every human being is constantly in need of hope.

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
29 November 2009

 
 
 
Hope
 


Hope is practiced through the virtue of patience, which continues to do good even in the face of apparent failure, and through the virtue of humility, which accepts God's mystery and trusts him even at times of darkness.

 
Deus Caritas Est
Encyclical Letter

 
 
 
Hope
 


Those who pray never lose hope, even when they find themselves in a difficult and even humanly hopeless plight. Sacred Scripture teaches us this and Church history bears witness to this.

 
General Audience

Castel Gandolfo

13 August 2008

 
 
 
Hope
 


Science contributes much to the good of humanity, but it is not able to redeem it. Man is redeemed by love, which makes one's personal and social life good and beautiful. This is why the great hope, the full and definitive one, is guaranteed by God who is love, by God who has visited us and has given us life in Jesus, and who will return at the end of time. We hope in Christ, we await him!

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
2 December 2007

 
 
 
Hope
 


Never forget that the first act of love that you can do for others is to share the source of our hope. If we do not give them God, we give them too little!

 
Message for 28th WYD
Vatican City
18 October 2012

 
 
 
Hope
 


Hope consists in the knowledge of God, in the discovery of the heart of the good and merciful Father.

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
2 December 2007

 
 
 
Hope
 


To come to know God, the true God, means to receive hope. We who have always lived with the Christian concept of God have grown accustomed to it, to have almost ceased to notice that we possess the hope that ensues from a real encounter with this God.

 
Encyclical Letter
'Spe Salvi'

 
 
 
Hope
 


Jesus, with his death on the Cross-and his Resurrection, has revealed his Face to us, the face of a God so great in love as to communicate to us an uncrushable hope that not even death can break, because the life of the one who entrusts himself to this Father opens itself to the prospect of eternal beatitude.

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
2 December 2007

 

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