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Desire Grace

The desire of our people to be anointed

By on July 2, 2020

What I want to emphasize is that we need constantly to stir up God’s grace and perceive in every request, even those requests that are inconvenient and at times purely material or downright banal – but only apparently so – the desire of our people to be anointed with…


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Courage Desire Encouragement Faith Jesus Responsibility Trust Truth

Giving in to Fear

By on June 30, 2020

If a catechist gives in to fear, then he or she is a coward. If a catechist has an easy time of it, he or she will end up being a statue in a museum. We have a lot of these! Please, no more statues! If a catechist’s rigid,…


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World Youth day 2016 – We came to leave a mark

By on June 23, 2020

We didn’t come into this work to “vegetate”, to take it easy, to make our lives a comfortable sofa to fall asleep on. No, we came for another reason: to leave a mark.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Desire

Reject self-interested pragmatism

By on June 16, 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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World Youth day 2016 – In order to be happy all we need is a good sofa

By on June 14, 2020

An even more dangerous kind of paralysis is the paralysis that comes from confusing happiness with a sofa. In other words, to think that in order to be happy all we need is a good sofa.

A sofa that makes us feel comfortable, calm, safe. A sofa like one of…


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Desire Family Responsibility

Narcissism

By on June 8, 2020

“Narcissism makes people incapable of looking beyond themselves, beyond their own desires and needs.”
― Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia: Apostolic Exhortation on the Family


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World Youth day 2016 – Jesus is encouraging you to dream

By on May 7, 2020

Jesus is encouraging you to dream. He wants to make you see that, with you, the world can be different. For the fact is, unless you offer the best of yourselves, the world will never be different.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Desire Mercy

A desire that will be steeped in mercy

By on May 6, 2020

We will entrust the life of the Church, all humanity, and the entire cosmos to the Lordship of Christ, asking him to pour out his mercy upon us, so that everyone may work together to build a brighter future.  A desire that will be steeped in mercy, so that…


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Addiction Desire

Loss of fundamental orientation leads to a myriad of unconnected instants

By on May 1, 2020

“Once man has lost the fundamental orientation which unifies his existence, he breaks down into the multiplicity of his desires; in refusing to await the time of promise, his life-story disintegrates into a myriad of unconnected instants.”
― Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith


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The Need to Change

By on May 1, 2020

To be faithful, to be creative, we need to be able to change. Why must I change? So that I can adapt to the situations in which I must proclaim the gospel.
– Pope Francis

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