After the Mass of Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis offered a brief reflection to pray the midday Angelus.
He invited the faithful to live the traditions of the Church during this Holy Week, and to allow Mary to be our guide:
I invite you to live Holy Week as the tradition of God’s holy faithful people teaches us, that is, accompanying the Lord Jesus with faith and love.
Let us learn from our Mother, the Virgin Mary: She followed her Son with the closeness of her heart; she was one spirit with Him and, although she did not understand everything, together with Him she surrendered herself fully to the will of God the Father. May Our Lady help us to be close to Jesus present in the suffering, discarded, abandoned people. May Our Lady take us by the hand to Jesus present in these people.