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Bringing us ever closer to himself

By on May 13, 2021

“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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The creation of a new mindset

By on May 12, 2021

“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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Serve Christ in the poor

By on May 11, 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 Mercy

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

By on May 8, 2021

“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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Compassion Mercy Sin

Letting the wolves attack the flock

By on May 7, 2021

We need to enter the darkness, the night in which so many of our brothers live. We need to be able to make contact with them and let them feel our closeness, without letting ourselves be wrapped up in that darkness and influenced by it. Caring for outcasts and…


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Everything is connected

By on May 6, 2021

“When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities – to offer just a few examples – it becomes difficult to hear the cry of nature itself; everything is connected.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common…


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Compassion has a more human face

By on May 6, 2021

Mercy is divine and has to do with the judgement of sin. Compassion has a more human face. It means to suffer with, to suffer together, to not remain indifferent to the pain and the suffering of others.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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World Youth day 2016 – We don’t appreciate certain things…

By on May 5, 2021

Some situations seem distant until in some way we touch them. We don’t appreciate certain things because we only see them on the screen of a cell phone or a computer. But when we come into contact with life, with people’s lives, not just images on a screen, something…


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Compassion Jesus

An act of compassion

By on April 29, 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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He is always waiting for you

By on April 28, 2021

“Well! Father, I am a sinner; I have tremendous sins. How can I possibly feel part of the Church?” Dear brother, dear sister, this is exactly what the Lord wants, that you say to him, “Lord, here I am, with my sins.” Is one of you here without sin?…

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The commitment to #peace and #fraternity always originates from the grass roots: everyone can do something, however small. Everyone can be dedicated, even in small ways, to build fraternity, to work toward reconstructing what is broken instead of fomenting violence.