The Only Internet Video You Need to See (hint: it's not Grumpy Cat)


noun  epiph·a·ny  \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\

  1. a Christian festival held on January 6 in honor of the coming of the three kings to the infant Jesus Christ

  2. a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way

  3. in 2016, the date POPE FRANCIS unveils his first monthly intention VIDEO!

Starting with Leo XIII in 1890, every Pope has entrusted his own personal prayer intentions to the Apostleship of Prayer. Our job is to make sure everyone who wants to pray with the Pope knows exactly what is on his heart.

Pope Francis has just made our job easier by going on camera with the Apostleship of Prayer.

Here at the US National Office of the AoP, we're enormously excited the Pope will take time each month to record a prayer intention. We may or may not have done a few cartwheels down the hallway--we're not telling!

The Vatican released the news on Monday, 4 January, with this article. Here's the meat and potatoes of the press release:

The production of a video with Pope Francis sharing his monthly prayer intentions has been managed in collaboration with the Vatican Television Centre. The video, in 10 languages, will be available on YouTube as well as on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, encouraging people all over the world to pray with the Pope each month.

You can also listen to the Vatican press release being read by a soothing British voice if you click on the audio player below.

The AoP website will have a page dedicated to the Pope's video messages, so be sure to visit us. And if you haven't yet become a card-carrying member of the Apostleship of Prayer, we'd love to hear from you. 

Here is a recent article detailing the (eternal) perks of AoP membership. Join us!