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Desire Mercy

A desire that will be steeped in mercy

By on February 21, 2021

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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The Need to Change

By on February 12, 2021

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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Desire Mercy

God is a careful and attentive father

By on February 9, 2021

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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Courage Desire Encouragement Faith Jesus Responsibility Trust Truth

Giving in to Fear

By on December 26, 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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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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Addiction Desire

Loss of fundamental orientation leads to a myriad of unconnected instants

By on November 22, 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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Change Desire Encouragement Lifestyle Success

World Youth day 2016 – In order to be happy all we need is a good sofa

By on November 18, 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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World Youth day 2016 – We came to leave a mark

By on November 18, 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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Change Desire Growth Joy Life

Joy is the ultimate pleasure

By on October 30, 2020

“When the search for pleasure becomes obsessive, it holds us in thrall and keeps us from experiencing other satisfactions. Joy, on the other hand, increases our pleasure and helps us find fulfillment in any number of things, even at those times of life when physical pleasure has ebbed.”
― Pope…


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Desire Sin

No one can avoid sin

By on October 16, 2020

“No one can avoid sin, small or great, for very long.”
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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During the Season of #Lent, the Holy Spirit drives us too, like Jesus, into the desert (Mk 1:12-15). It is not a physical place, but rather an existential dimension in which we can be silent and listen to the word of God, so that a true conversion might be effected in us.