Strong in the Face of Tribulation. Words During the Coronavirus Pandemic: The Church in Communion: a Sure Support in Time of Trial Paperback – July 22, 2020
This volume is divided into three sections.
First we find the words that Pope Francis pronounced from 9 March - 18 May 2020 as he sustained the entire ecclesial community in this time of trial. They are, more or less, the daily homilies during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta and the Angelus and Regina Coeli texts and a few other messages. Listening to his words helps us reflect and hope, it makes us feel in communion with and united to Peter.
Then there is the first appendix which gathers together the indications given by the Church to continue to live and to receive the grace of the Lord, the gift of forgiveness and the Eucharist, the power of the Easter liturgies when we cannot participate physically in the Sacraments.
Finally, the second appendix, where we find the prayers and supplications for difficult moments. They are texts that originate from various ecclesial contexts and diverse historical epochs. Thus they can be a further source of sharing for the universal Church. There are prayers for the sick, for the liberation from evil, to entrust ourselves confidently to the action of the Holy Spirit.