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Compassion Jesus

An act of compassion

By on November 26, 2021

The women who go to the tomb of Jesus with spices to anoint his body (see Luke 24:1-3). They go to perform an act of compassion, a traditional act of affection and love for a dear departed person, just as we would.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Compassion Economic Justice

Lack of compassion in the news

By on November 26, 2021

“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”
― Pope Francis


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Acceptance Change Church Compassion Forgiveness Jesus Mercy Sin

A house for everyone

By on November 25, 2021

“We all carry our sins with us. But the Lord wants to hear us say to him, “Forgive me, help me to walk, change my heart!” And the Lord can change your heart. In the Church, the God we encounter is not a merciless judge but is like the…


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Acceptance Change Compassion Healing Holy Spirit Judgement Sin

The Holy Spirit lights up in the heart of a sinner

By on November 20, 2021

“When a person begins to recognize the sickness in their soul, when the Holy Spirit—the Grace of God—acts within them and moves their heart toward an initial recognition of their own sins, he needs to find an open door, not a closed one. He needs to find acceptance, not…


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Acceptance Compassion Jesus Love Sin

Transmission of the Christian message

By on November 16, 2021

Jesus sends forth his disciples not as holders of power or as masters of law into the world asking them to love in the logic of love and selflessness. The Christian message is transmitted by embracing those in difficulty, by embracing the outcast, the marginalized, and the sinner.
– Pope…


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Acceptance Communication Compassion Failure Forgiveness Healing Love Marriage Patience

Remain with someone who has faltered along the way

By on November 15, 2021

“Often it is better simply to slow down, to put aside our eagerness in order to see and listen to others, to stop rushing from one thing to another and to remain with someone who has faltered along the way.”
― Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the…


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Compassion Jesus Mercy

Proof of God’s Love

By on November 10, 2021

Merciful like the Father.  In mercy, we find proof of how God loves us.  He gives his entire self, always, freely, asking nothing in return.

Pilgrimage represents the journey each of us makes in this life.  Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim…


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Beliefs Church Compassion

Health of The Church

By on November 4, 2021

I would prefer 1000 times over a bruised church to an ill church! A church, a catechist, with the courage to risk going out, and not a catechist who is studious, who knows everything but is always closed – such a person is not well.
– Pope Francis


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Compassion Grace

Serve Christ in the poor

By on November 2, 2021

“Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. She said: “We must be very proud of our vocation because it gives us the opportunity to serve Christ in the poor.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Compassion Healing Prayer Youth

World Youth day 2016 – The sufferings of all the victims…

By on November 1, 2021

Dear friends, I ask that we join in prayer for the sufferings of all the victims of war and for the many families of beloved Syria and other parts of our world.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016

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The prayer of adoration is the prayer that makes us recognize God as the beginning and the end of all of History. And this prayer is the living flame of the Spirit that gives strength to witness and to mission.