noun epiph·a·ny \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\
a Christian festival held on January 6 in honor of the coming of the three kings to the infant Jesus Christ
a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way
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:
You can also listen to the Vatican press release being read by a soothing British voice if you click on the audio player below.