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Compassion Grace Healing

The anointment would become rancid

By on October 29, 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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Compassion Family Growth Love People

The home is a crucial place in life

By on October 29, 2020

Home – familiar flavor, which recalls warmth, affection, and the love that can be felt in a family. Hence the home represents the most precious human treasures: encounter, relations among people who are different in age, culture, and history, but who live together and help one another to grow….


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Compassion Indifference People

World Youth day 2016 – Nothing is more precious than the person next to us

By on October 28, 2020

Once and for all, may we realize that nothing justifies shedding the blood of a brother or sister; that nothing is more precious than the person next to us.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Compassion Encouragement Faith Hope Jesus Love Mercy Truth

God’s love for us is so great

By on October 26, 2020

“What a beautiful truth of faith this is for our lives: the mercy of God! God’s love for us is so great, so deep; it is an unfailing love, one which always takes us by the hand and supports us, lifts us up and leads us on.”
― Pope Francis,…


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Compassion Love Mercy

Misericordia

By on October 23, 2020

Misericordia – Opening one’s heart to wretchedness.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Compassion Mercy Sin

Their fall could have been mine

By on October 22, 2020

Prisoners of Bolivia, even Saint Peter and Saint Paul had been prisoners. I have a special relationship with people in prisons, deprived of their freedom. I have always been very attached to them, precisely because of my awareness of being a sinner. I always think: Why them and not…


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Church Compassion Forgiveness Jesus Mercy

The Lord wants us to belong

By on October 21, 2020

When you have the strength to say, “I want to come home,” you will find the door open. God will come to me you because he is always waiting for you. God embraces you, kisses you, and celebrates. That is how the tenderness of our heavenly father is. The…


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Compassion Disability Healing Humility Jesus Love Renewal Repair Shame

Bringing us ever closer to himself

By on October 16, 2020

“In a simple, direct, personal way he is presenting us with the reality of a God who does not condemn the world, but loves it more than it can believe or imagine (John 3:16–17). A God who can enter into the depths of our suffering is not repulsed by…


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Compassion Economic Justice Fellowship Hope Humility Jesus Mercy Responsibility

Priority of life

By on October 15, 2020

“You yourselves give them something to eat!” (Mark 6:37). This means working to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor, as well as small daily acts of solidarity in meeting the real needs we encounter. Something more than a few sporadic…


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Compassion Mercy

Those closest to the edge have the most to teach us.

By on October 14, 2020

“We look to Christ, who reveals to us the face of God, the father of mercies. To look to Christ is to look to the poor. To reach out to the poor is to reach out and touch the flesh of Christ. From those “on the edges” we have…

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Pope Francis Tweets

We need to look at our cities with a contemplative gaze, a gaze of faith which sees God dwelling in homes, on the streets and squares. This presence must be found, discovered. God does not hide himself from those who seek him with a sincere heart. #WorldCitiesDay