The Pope's Intentions

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The Pope's Prayer Intention

For migrants fleeing their homes - June 2024

We pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of danger and violence, find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that receive them.

Next Month’s Intention

July 2024 Intention
For the Pastoral Care of the Sick

We pray that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is conferred to those who receive it and their loved
ones the power of the Lord and become ever more a visible sign of compassion and hope for all.

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Previous Month’s Intention

May 2024 Intention

FOR THE FORMATION OF RELIGIOUS AND SEMINARIANS

We pray that religious women and men, and seminarians, grow in their own vocations through their human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, leading them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel.

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How Are The Prayer Intentions Chosen?

The faithful from around the world suggest papal prayer intentions in each country to their national office, which selects some of them and sends those to the international office of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in Vatican City. Through prayerful discernment the international office selects a large number of them and submits them to the Pope to help his discernment. After his prayer and discernment he entrusts to the International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network the official set of monthly prayer intentions, which are then translated into the major world languages and published in print and digital formats.

Intentions for 2024 [English] [Spanish] [French]

Intentions for 2025 [English] [Spanish] [French]

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Monthly Small Group Reflection

One of the most fruitful ways to learn and share our Catholic faith is through small group discussion and study. 

Download your small group reflection guide each month from the Holy Father’s official prayer network.