"Let us begin this journey
of brotherhood in love, and mutual trust."

(Pope Francis first speech as pope)


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Inspiration Jesus

To follow in Jesus footsteps

By on December 2, 2020

Impelling them to preach explain such a strong personal experience of the dead and risen Christ that they feared nothing and no one, and even saw persecution as a cause of honor that enabled them to follow in Jesus footsteps and to be like him, witnessing with their life.

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Desire

Reject self-interested pragmatism

By on December 1, 2020

“By learning to see and appreciate beauty, we learn to reject self-interested pragmatism. If someone has not learned to stop and admire something beautiful, we should not be surprised if he or she treats everything as an object to be used and abused without scruple.”
― Pope Francis


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Mercy

A Christian must necessarily be merciful

By on December 1, 2020

“Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful  Can there be a Christian who isn’t merciful?  No.  A Christian must necessarily be merciful, because this is the center of the Gospel.

~ Pope Francis


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Beliefs Communication Truth Worship

What does it mean to worship God?

By on December 1, 2020

What does it mean, then, to worship God? It means learning to be with him; it means that we stop trying to dialogue with him; and it means sensing that his presence is the truest, the most good, the most important thing of all.

– Pope Francis


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Addiction Change Encouragement Freedom Inspiration

World Youth day 2016 – Everything that keeps you closed in

By on December 1, 2020

God comes to break open everything that keeps you closed in.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Change Growth

Initiate processes rather than occupy spaces

By on December 1, 2020

“We must not focus on occupying the spaces where power is exercised, but rather on starting long-run historical processes. We must initiate processes rather than occupy spaces.”
― Pope Francis, A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis


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Compassion Economic Justice

People are thrown aside as if they were trash

By on December 1, 2020

If there are children in so many parts of the world to have nothing to eat, that is not news; it seems normal. It cannot be so! That some homeless people should freeze to death on the street – this doesn’t make news. On the contrary, when the stock…


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Communication Faith Idolatry Worship

Because they are witnesses

By on November 30, 2020

“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.”
― Pope Francis, A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis


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Compassion Grace Healing

The anointment would become rancid

By on November 30, 2020

His anointing is meant for the poor, prisoners, and the sick, for those who are sorrowing and alone. The anointment is not intended just to make us fragrant, much less to be kept in a jar, for then it would become rancid… And the heart bitter.
– Pope Francis, The…


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Desire Mercy

God is a careful and attentive father

By on November 30, 2020

God can only reveal himself as merciful. God is a careful and attentive father, ready to welcome any person who takes a step or even expresses the desire to take a step that leads home.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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