Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: Parable of the Five Wise and Five Foolish Virgins
Jesus Exhorts: “Watch, therefore, for You Know Neither the Day nor the Hour”
Pope Francis comments on the Parable of the wise and foolish virgins in his remarks before the Angelus on November 12, 2017, in St. Peter’s Square. He reminded those listening in the square and on television that “we must be ready for our encounter with Him. Jesus often exhorts in the Gospel to watch and He does so also at the end of this story”: “Watch, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour” (v. 13).