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Audiences

1. Salvation History
2. The Holy Spirit
3. God the Father
4. The Trinity
5. The Eucharist and the Kingdom
Notes


# # Title Date External Link to Audience

1. Salvation History

1. 1. God is the Lord of creation and history November 19, 1997 Vatican link
2. 2. With Jesus eternity has entered time November 26, 1997 Vatican link
3. 3. True face of Messiah gradually revealed December 3, 1997 Vatican link
4. 4. Time itself is now pervaded by eternity December 10, 1997 Vatican link
5. 5. Jesus’ life is a reference point for our faith * December 17, 1997 Vatican link
6. 6. Jesus’ “hour” is time of human salvation January 14, 1998 Vatican link
7. 7. Jesus gave his life as a ransom for many February 4, 1998 Vatican link
8. 8. Son of God brings fullness of salvation February 18, 1998 Vatican link
9. 9. Continuation of Jesus’ saving mission in human history through the Church March 11, 1998 Vatican link
10. 10. Faith response to Christ’s work of salvation and the impact this faith has on every aspect of life March 18, 1998 Vatican link
11. 11. Baptism as the foundation of Christian life April 1, 1998 Vatican link
12. 12. The one Baptism of the Christian community April 15, 1998 Vatican link
13. 13. Second coming of Christ at the end of time April 22, 1998 Vatican link
14. 14. Mary, the Mother of God and our spiritual Mother April 29, 1998 Vatican link
15. 15. Mary’s steadfast faith throughout her life May 6, 1998 Vatican link

2. The Holy Spirit

16. 1. The Spirit is gradually revealed in Scripture * May 13, 1998 Vatican link
17. 2. Spirit is source of new and eternal life May 20, 1998 Vatican link
18. 3. The Holy Spirit’s role in the Incarnation May 27, 1998 Vatican link
19. 4. The role of the Spirit in the baptism and public life of Jesus June 3, 1998 Vatican link
20. 5. The Spirit’s presence in the Paschal Mystery * June 10, 1998 Vatican link
21. 6. The Holy Spirit gives birth to the Church * June 17, 1998 Vatican link
22. 7. The Gospel is preached in the power of the Spirit * July 1, 1998 Vatican link
23. 8. The Holy Spirit enlivens and animates the Church * July 8, 1998 Vatican link
24. 9. The Holy Spirit sanctifies us * July 22, 1998 Vatican link
25. 10. The Holy Spirit as the Source of Communion July 29, 1998 Vatican link
26. 11. The Spirit is the source of ministries * August 5, 1998 Vatican link
27. 12. The Spirit acts in all creation and history * August 12, 1998 Vatican link
28. 13. Creation must be a dwelling place of peace * August 19, 1998 Vatican link
29. 14. Created in the divine image and likeness, the human person is capable of knowing God and of welcoming the gift that God makes of himself. August 26, 1998 Vatican link
30. 15. The Holy Spirit is the source of true freedom * September 2, 1998 Vatican link
31. 16. Seeds of truth are found in other religions * September 9, 1998 Vatican link
32. 17. The Spirit is active wherever the truth is sought * September 16, 1998 Vatican link
33. 18. In the Spirit we read the “signs of the times” * September 23, 1998 Vatican link
34. 19. Confirmation perfects baptismal grace * September 30, 1998 Vatican link
35. 20. Confirmation seals us with the gift of the Spirit * October 14, 1998 Vatican link
36. 21. The Spirit bestows the gift of transcendant life * October 21, 1998 Vatican link
37. 22. “Life in the Spirit transcends even death” October 28, 1998 Vatican link
38. 23. Our bodies will share in the Resurrection November 4, 1998 Vatican link
39. 24. The Holy Spirit is the source of hope * November 11, 1998 Vatican link
40. 25. Signs of hope at the end of this century November 18, 1998 Vatican link
41. 26. Spirit leads Church on path of renewal November 25, 1998 Vatican link
42. 27. We await new heavens and a new earth December 2, 1998 Vatican link
43. 28. Mary’s motherhood is linked to the Spirit December 9, 1998 Vatican link

3. God the Father

44. 1. On Pilgrimage to the Father’s house December 16, 1998 Vatican link
45. 2. God gradually reveals his fatherhood January 13, 1999 Vatican link
46. 3. God shows himself a father to Israel January 20, 1999 Vatican link
47. 4. Jesus’ experience of God as Father and his intimate relationship with him March 3, 1999 Vatican link
48. 5. Jesus’ relationship with the Father, which reveals the mystery of the Trinity March 10, 1999 Vatican link
49. 6. Eternal life means knowing the Father * March 17, 1999 Vatican link
50. 7. God the Father’s providential love March 24, 1999 Vatican link
51. 8. God the Father’s love is demanding April 7, 1999 Vatican link
52. 9. Christian response to modern atheism April 14, 1999 Vatican link
53. 10. Dialogue is part of Church’s saving mission April 21, 1999 Vatican link
54. 11. Jews and Christians share much together * April 28, 1999 Vatican link
55. 12. Muslims and Christians adore the one God * May 5, 1999 Vatican link
56. 13. Dialogue with the great world religions May 19, 1999 Vatican link
57. 14. Humanity’s journey to the Father May 26, 1999 Vatican link
58. 15. Believers in Christ need not fear death * June 2, 1999 Vatican link
59. 16. The merciful nature of God’s judgement July 7, 1999 Vatican link
60. 17. Heaven is fullness of communion with God * July 21, 1999 Vatican link
61. 18. Hell is the state of those who reject God * July 28, 1999 Vatican link
62. 19. Purgatory is a necessary purification * August 4, 1999 Vatican link
63. 20. Salvation is humanity’s ultimate destiny * August 11, 1999 Vatican link
64. 21. Fight evil and sin * August 18, 1999 Vatican link
65. 22. Personal sin has repercussions on society * August 25, 1999 Vatican link
66. 23. Church asks pardon for her members’ sins * September 1, 1999 Vatican link
67. 24. Jesus reveals the Father’s merciful face * September 8, 1999 Vatican link
68. 25. Penance: Encounter with the merciful Father * September 15, 1999 Vatican link
69. 26. Reconciliation with God and one another * September 22, 1999 Vatican link
70. 27. Indulgences are an expression of God’s mercy * September 29, 1999 Vatican link
71. 28. God’s essence is a mystery of infinite love * October 6, 1999 Vatican link
72. 29. Charity is a response to God’s call to love * October 13, 1999 Vatican link
73. 30. Love is the greatest of all the Spirit’s gifts * October 20, 1999 Vatican link
74. 31. The Church’s preferential love for the poor * October 27, 1999 Vatican link
75. 32. Reducing international debt * November 3, 1999 Vatican link
76. 33. Commitment to promoting women’s dignity * November 24, 1999 Vatican link
77. 34. Society depends on stable families * December 1, 1999 Vatican link
78. 35. Building a civilization of love December 15, 1999 Vatican link
79. 36. Mary, the Father’s beloved daughter * January 5, 2000 Vatican link
80. 37. Mary cooperates in God’s saving plan * January 12, 2000 Vatican link

4. The Trinity

81. 1. The Trinity: fountain of love and light * January 19, 2000 Vatican link
82. 2. The Trinity is mysteriously present in creation * January 26, 2000 Vatican link
83. 3. The glory of the Trinity is revealed in history * February 9, 2000 Vatican link
84. 4. The Incarnation reveals the glory of the Trinity * April 5, 2000 Vatican link
85. 5. The Holy Trinity is revealed at Jesus’ Baptism April 12, 2000 Vatican link
86. 6. The promise of Tabor is fulfilled at Easter * April 26, 2000 Vatican link
87. 7. Christ’s passion revelas the glory of the Trinity * May 3, 2000 Vatican link
88. 8. The Trinity is present at Christ’s Resurrection * May 10, 2000 Vatican link
89. 9. The glory of the Trinity in Christ’s Ascension * May 24, 2000 Vatican link
90. 10. Pentecost involves the three Divine Persons * May 31, 2000 Vatican link
91. 11. The glory of the Trinity present in living human beings June 7, 2000 Vatican link
92. 12. The Trinity in the life of the Church * June 14, 2000 Vatican link
93. 13. Glory of the Trinity in the heavenly Jerusalem June 28, 2000 Vatican link
94. 14. God always goes in search of us * July 5, 2000 Vatican link
95. 15. God satisfies our longing for his presence July 26, 2000 Vatican link
96. 16. God reveals himself in nature * August 2, 2000 Vatican link
97. 17. The decisive meeting with Christ, the Word made flesh August 9, 2000 Vatican link
98. 18. God continually calls us to repentance * August 30, 2000 Vatican link
99. 19. The way Christ taught is demanding September 6, 2000 Vatican link
100. 20. Christians are enlivened by the Holy Spirit September 13, 2000 Vatican link
101. 21. The gift of the Spirit * September 20, 2000 Vatican link

5. The Eucharist and the Kingdom

102. 1. The Eucharist is a celebration of divine glory September 27, 2000 Vatican link
103. 2. The Eucharist: memorial of God’s mighty work * October 4, 2000 Vatican link
104. 3. Eucharist is perfect sacrifice of praise October 11, 2000 Vatican link
105. 4. Eucharist, banquet of communion with God October 18, 2000 Vatican link
106. 5. The Eucharist, “a taste of eternity in time” October 25, 2000 Vatican link
107. 6. Eucharist is sacrament of the Church’s unity November 8, 2000 Vatican link
108. 7. Word, Eucharist and divided Christians November 15, 2000 Vatican link
109. 8. Love binds all Christian communities November 22, 2000 Vatican link
110. 9. God the Father offers salvation to all nations November 29, 2000 Vatican link
111. 10. All are called to build God’s kingdom December 6, 2000 Vatican link
112. 11. God entrusted the earth to our stewardship December 13, 2000 Vatican link
113. 12. God made man the steward of creation January 17, 2001 Vatican link
114. 13. A future more worthy of the human person January 24, 2001 Vatican link
115. 14. We look to new heavens and new earth January 31, 2001 Vatican link
116. 15. The Church, a bride adorned for her husband February 7, 2001 Vatican link
117. 16. All creation will be “recapitulated’ in Christ February 14, 2001 Vatican link
118. 17. Mary, eschatological icon of the Church March 14, 2001 Vatican link
119. 18. Mary leads us on a pilgrimage of faith March 21, 2001 Vatican link

Notes

  1. The headings and the chapter titles marked with an * are taken from John Paul II’s The Trinity’s Embrace: God’s Saving Plan (Boston: Pauline Books & Media, 2002).  All other chapter titles are taken from the Vatican website.
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