As he calmed the storm at sea, Jesus reproached the apostles for their lack of faith. On March 27, 2020, Pope Francis used the Gospel passage as a sign of God's blessing, forgiveness, and healing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Francis offered hope to the world with an Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing from an empty St. Peter's square.
- Author Pope Francis
- Pub Date 02/10/2020
Christ in the Storm gathers color photos, readings, the pope's homily and blessing, and also provides explanation of the symbolism and history throughout the event to create a powerful reminder that Jesus is always with us and that God's love never fails.
In addition to reading about the historical background of the event, you also will learn the significance of the following elements of the unique and deeply moving service:
- the icon of Mary, Health of the Roman People
- the Miraculous Crucifix
- plenary indulgence
- prayers such as the Litany of Supplication
- Eucharistic Adoration
- Chants such as the Tantum Ergo