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Pope Francis rides around St. Peter's Square in the popemobile at the beginning of his weekly general audience Nov. 23, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

VATICAN CITY | The spiritual practice of discernment, of seeing where God is at work in one’s life and what God is calling one to do, includes examining what brings a sense of consolation and spurs one to do good, Pope Francis said.

Spiritual consolation “is a profound experience of interior joy, consisting in seeing God’s presence in everything. It strengthens faith and hope and also the ability to do good,” Pope Francis said Nov. 23 at his weekly general audience.

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