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Compassion Mercy Sin

Their fall could have been mine

By on October 25, 2021

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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Acceptance Compassion Disability Economic Justice Environment People

Everything is connected

By on October 22, 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 Grace Healing

The anointment would become rancid

By on October 22, 2021

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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Acceptance Change Church Compassion Forgiveness Jesus Mercy Sin

A house for everyone

By on October 22, 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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Compassion Economic Justice

People are thrown aside as if they were trash

By on October 22, 2021

If there are children in so many parts of the world to have nothing to eat, that is not news; it seems normal. It cannot be so! That some homeless people should freeze to death on the street – this doesn’t make news. On the contrary, when the stock…


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Communication Compassion Love Patience People

People are looking for someone to listen to them

By on October 20, 2021

“People are looking for someone to listen to them. Someone willing to grant them time, to listen to their dramas and difficulties. This is what I call the “apostolate of the ear,” and it is important. Very important. I feel compelled to say to confessors: talk, listen with patience,…


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Compassion Jesus Mercy

Proof of God’s Love

By on October 19, 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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Acceptance Compassion Truth

Turning a blind eye

By on October 19, 2021

“See everything; turn a blind eye to much; correct a little.”
― Pope Francis, A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis


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Compassion Grace Jesus

Am I afraid of getting my hands dirty?

By on October 18, 2021

Ask yourself, do I bend down over someone in difficulty, or am I afraid of getting my hands dirty? Am I closed in on myself and my possessions, or am I aware of those in need of help? Do I serve only myself, or am I able to serve…


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Church Compassion Forgiveness Jesus Mercy

The Lord wants us to belong

By on October 17, 2021

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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Pope Francis Tweets

I express my closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees in Libya: I never forget you; I hear your cries and pray for you. We are all responsibile for these our brothers and sisters, who have been victims of this serious situation for too many years. Let us #PrayTogether.