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Quotes by Pope Francis (Page 2 of 3)

Quote: Yes, hypothetically, western Catholicism could revise the theme of celibacy. ... But for the moment, I am in favor of maintaining celibacy, with the pros and the cons it has, because we have ten centuries of more good experiences than bad ones. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Yes, hypothetically, western Catholicism could revise the theme of celibacy. ... But for the moment, I am in favor of maintaining celibacy, with the pros and the cons it has, because we have ten centuries of more good experiences than bad ones.


Quote: At times we are slaves of sin. Lord, come to free us! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

At times we are slaves of sin. Lord, come to free us!




Quote: The Internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God.


Quote: All men and women of good will are bound by the task of pursuing peace. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

All men and women of good will are bound by the task of pursuing peace.


Quote: Gay adoption is discrimination against children. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Gay adoption is discrimination against children.


Quote: Take care of God's creation. But above all, take care of people in need. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Take care of God's creation. But above all, take care of people in need.


Quote: Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she bears witness to God's love. Be missionaries of God's tenderness! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she bears witness to God's love. Be missionaries of God's tenderness!


Quote: God's love is unbounded. It has no limits. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

God's love is unbounded. It has no limits.


Quote: I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be 'protectors' of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote; white text on black background

I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be 'protectors' of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.


Quote: The family is the greatest treasure of any country. Let us all work to protect and strengthen this, the cornerstone of society. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The family is the greatest treasure of any country. Let us all work to protect and strengthen this, the cornerstone of society.






Quote: Move forward and let others do the same. Simple. This is a guiding principle everyone should have. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Move forward and let others do the same. Simple. This is a guiding principle everyone should have.




Quote: The Sacraments are Jesus Christ's presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Sacraments are Jesus Christ's presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion.


Quote: Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. We must unite our efforts to free the victims and stop this increasingly aggressive crime which threatens not only individuals but the basic values of society. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. We must unite our efforts to free the victims and stop this increasingly aggressive crime which threatens not only individuals but the basic values of society.


Quote: Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.


Quote: Human trafficking is a scourge, a crime against the whole of humanity. It is time to join forces and work together to free its victims and to eradicate this crime that affects all of us, from individual families to the worldwide community. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Human trafficking is a scourge, a crime against the whole of humanity. It is time to join forces and work together to free its victims and to eradicate this crime that affects all of us, from individual families to the worldwide community.


Quote: The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.


Quote: Solidarity...is a structural value of the social doctrine, as Blessed John Paul II reminded us. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Solidarity...is a structural value of the social doctrine, as Blessed John Paul II reminded us.


Quote: Saint John Paul II, pray for us and especially for our youth. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Saint John Paul II, pray for us and especially for our youth.


Quote: When Jesus stepped into the waters of the Jordan and was baptized by John the Baptist, he did so not because he was in need of repentance, or conversion: he did it to be among people who need forgiveness, among us sinners, and to take upon himself the burden of our sins. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote; white text on black background

When Jesus stepped into the waters of the Jordan and was baptized by John the Baptist, he did so not because he was in need of repentance, or conversion: he did it to be among people who need forgiveness, among us sinners, and to take upon himself the burden of our sins.




Quote: Dear young people, Jesus wants to be your friend, and wants you to spread the joy of this friendship everywhere. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Dear young people, Jesus wants to be your friend, and wants you to spread the joy of this friendship everywhere.


Quote: Dear young people, do not give up your dreams of a more just world! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Dear young people, do not give up your dreams of a more just world!


Quote: Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor.


Quote: Let us not have a computer psychology that makes us think we know it all. All answers on computers -- but no surprises. The challenge of love. God reveals himself through surprises. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Let us not have a computer psychology that makes us think we know it all. All answers on computers -- but no surprises. The challenge of love. God reveals himself through surprises.


Quote: Living together is an art. It's a patient art, it's a beautiful art, it's fascinating. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Living together is an art. It's a patient art, it's a beautiful art, it's fascinating.


Quote: Do not lose hope; St. Joseph also experienced moments of difficulty, but he never lost faith and was able to overcome them, in the certainty that God never abandons us. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Do not lose hope; St. Joseph also experienced moments of difficulty, but he never lost faith and was able to overcome them, in the certainty that God never abandons us.


Quote: To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love is to open up a horizon of hope. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love is to open up a horizon of hope.


Quote: I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt.


Quote: During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of woman in white dress holding hands with girl in white dress

During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference.


Quote: Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.


Quote: The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more. It is time to return to the basics and to bear the weaknesses and struggles of our brothers and sisters. Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instils in us the courage to look to the future with hope. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote: The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more. It is time to return to the basics and to bear the weaknesses and struggles of our brothers and sisters. Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instils in us the courage to look to the future with hope.- black text on quotes background

The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more. It is time to return to the basics and to bear the weaknesses and struggles of our brothers and sisters. Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instils in us the courage to look to the future with hope.


Quote: Just as we need the courage to be happy, we also need the courage to live simply. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Just as we need the courage to be happy, we also need the courage to live simply.


Quote: Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart!


Quote: I cannot live without people. I need to live my life with others. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of white stars cutout on black surface with red string
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I cannot live without people. I need to live my life with others.


Quote: Today people are suffering from poverty, but also from lack of love. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Today people are suffering from poverty, but also from lack of love.


Quote: Lithuanian bishops have been heroic! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Lithuanian bishops have been heroic!


Quote: Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self esteem. That means, 'I feel so low that instead of picking myself up, I have to cut others down.' Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self esteem. That means, 'I feel so low that instead of picking myself up, I have to cut others down.' Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.


Quote: Don't confuse the evil of avoiding pregnancy by itself, with abortion. Abortion is not a theological problem, it is a human problem, it is a medical problem. You kill one person to save another, in the best case scenario. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Don't confuse the evil of avoiding pregnancy by itself, with abortion. Abortion is not a theological problem, it is a human problem, it is a medical problem. You kill one person to save another, in the best case scenario.


Quote: Let us pray that the Church be holier and more humble, loving God by serving the poor, the lonely and the sick. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Let us pray that the Church be holier and more humble, loving God by serving the poor, the lonely and the sick.


Quote: Jesus receives us with all of our limitations, He bring us the mercy of the Father who forgives us, and transforms our heart, rendering it a new heart, capable of loving Him, who loved His own to the end (cf. John 13:1). And this love is manifested in his mercy. Jesus always forgives us. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote: Jesus receives us with all of our limitations, He bring us the mercy of the Father who forgives us, and transforms our heart, rendering it a new heart, capable of loving Him, who loved His own to the end (cf. John 13:1). And this love is manifested in his mercy. Jesus always forgives us.- black text on quotes background

Jesus receives us with all of our limitations, He bring us the mercy of the Father who forgives us, and transforms our heart, rendering it a new heart, capable of loving Him, who loved His own to the end (cf. John 13:1). And this love is manifested in his mercy. Jesus always forgives us.




Quote: The blood of our Christian brothers is a witness that cries out..If they are Catholic, Orthodox, Copts, Lutherans, it is not important : They are Christians. The blood is the same: It is the blood which confesses Christ. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The blood of our Christian brothers is a witness that cries out..If they are Catholic, Orthodox, Copts, Lutherans, it is not important : They are Christians. The blood is the same: It is the blood which confesses Christ.




Quote: Miracles happen. But prayer is needed! Prayer that is courageous, struggling and persevering, not prayer that is a mere formality. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Miracles happen. But prayer is needed! Prayer that is courageous, struggling and persevering, not prayer that is a mere formality.


Quote: It is a mortal sin to discard the elderly. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

It is a mortal sin to discard the elderly.


Quote: Christmas celebrations are often full of sound. It would be good for us to make room for silence, to hear the voice of Love. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Christmas celebrations are often full of sound. It would be good for us to make room for silence, to hear the voice of Love.


Quote: In a family it is normal to take charge of those who need help. Do not be afraid of frailty! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

In a family it is normal to take charge of those who need help. Do not be afraid of frailty!


Quote: We cannot become starched Christians, too polite, who speak of theology calmly over tea. We have to become courageous Christians and seek out those (who need help most). by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We cannot become starched Christians, too polite, who speak of theology calmly over tea. We have to become courageous Christians and seek out those (who need help most).


Quote: Because ALWAYS, even in the darkest moments, in moments of sin, in moments of weakness, in moments of failure, I have seen Jesus, and I trusted Him... He has not left me alone. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Because ALWAYS, even in the darkest moments, in moments of sin, in moments of weakness, in moments of failure, I have seen Jesus, and I trusted Him... He has not left me alone.


Quote: When we do not adore God, we adore something else. Money and power are false idols which often take the place of God. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

When we do not adore God, we adore something else. Money and power are false idols which often take the place of God.




Quote: Our Mother Mary is full of beauty because she is full of grace. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Our Mother Mary is full of beauty because she is full of grace.


Quote: We must not let ourselves fall into the vortex of pessimism. Faith can move mountains! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We must not let ourselves fall into the vortex of pessimism. Faith can move mountains!


Quote: I will be praying with my best wishes that the Orthodox move ahead because they are brothers and their bishops are bishops like us. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

I will be praying with my best wishes that the Orthodox move ahead because they are brothers and their bishops are bishops like us.


Quote: It is no easy task to overcome the bitter legacy of injustices, hostility and mistrust left by the conflict. It can only be done by overcoming evil with good. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

It is no easy task to overcome the bitter legacy of injustices, hostility and mistrust left by the conflict. It can only be done by overcoming evil with good.


Quote: We ask for peace and freedom for the many men and women subject to old and new forms of enslavement on the part of criminal individuals and groups. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We ask for peace and freedom for the many men and women subject to old and new forms of enslavement on the part of criminal individuals and groups.


Quote: Every threat to the family is a threat to society itself. So protect your families! See in them your country's greatest treasure and nourish them always by prayer and the grace of the sacraments. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Every threat to the family is a threat to society itself. So protect your families! See in them your country's greatest treasure and nourish them always by prayer and the grace of the sacraments.


Quote: We cannot be Christians part-time. If Christ is at the center of our lives, he is present in all that we do. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We cannot be Christians part-time. If Christ is at the center of our lives, he is present in all that we do.


Quote: There are no part-time Christians. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

There are no part-time Christians.




Quote: 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. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

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.


Quote: God calls you to make definitive choices, and He has a plan for each of you: to discover that plan and to respond to your vocation is to move toward personal fulfillment. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

God calls you to make definitive choices, and He has a plan for each of you: to discover that plan and to respond to your vocation is to move toward personal fulfillment.


Quote: You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. That's how prayer works. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. That's how prayer works.


Quote: Life is a precious gift, but we realize this only when we give it to others. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Life is a precious gift, but we realize this only when we give it to others.


Quote: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.


Quote: Peace is always possible but we have to seek it. Let us pray for peace. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Peace is always possible but we have to seek it. Let us pray for peace.




Quote: Are our lives truly filled with the presence of God? How many things take the place of God in my life each day? by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Are our lives truly filled with the presence of God? How many things take the place of God in my life each day?




Quote: The economic part is the one that came out first because there were some problems about which the press spoke a lot. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The economic part is the one that came out first because there were some problems about which the press spoke a lot.




Quote: As Christians, we have an additional reason to love and serve the poor; for in them we see the face and the flesh of Christ, who made himself poor so to enrich us with his poverty. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

As Christians, we have an additional reason to love and serve the poor; for in them we see the face and the flesh of Christ, who made himself poor so to enrich us with his poverty.


Quote: Today, in Mexico, they speak 65 languages, counting the indigenous languages, 65. It is a people of great faith. They have also suffered religious persecution. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Today, in Mexico, they speak 65 languages, counting the indigenous languages, 65. It is a people of great faith. They have also suffered religious persecution.




Quote: Dear young people, please, don't be observers of life, but get involved. Jesus did not remain an observer, but he immersed himself. Don't be observers, but immerse yourself in the reality of life, as Jesus did. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Dear young people, please, don't be observers of life, but get involved. Jesus did not remain an observer, but he immersed himself. Don't be observers, but immerse yourself in the reality of life, as Jesus did.


Quote: The right to life is the first human right. Abortion is killing someone that cannot defend himself. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The right to life is the first human right. Abortion is killing someone that cannot defend himself.


Quote: Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, 
 even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, 
 when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures,
even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that,
when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.


Quote: Small yet strong in the love of God, like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over 
 and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Small yet strong in the love of God, like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over
and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples.


Quote: To use a telling phrase of the Reverend Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

To use a telling phrase of the Reverend Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it.


Quote: If we are to know the Lord, we must go to Him. Listen to Him in silence before the Tabernacle and approach Him in the Sacraments. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

If we are to know the Lord, we must go to Him. Listen to Him in silence before the Tabernacle and approach Him in the Sacraments.


Quote: No one must use the name of God to commit violence. To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky
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No one must use the name of God to commit violence. To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman.




Quote: The obsession with economic profit and technical efficiency puts the human rhythms of life at risk. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The obsession with economic profit and technical efficiency puts the human rhythms of life at risk.


Quote: A friendship with a woman is not a sin. (It's) a friendship. A romantic relationship with a woman who is not your wife, that is a sin. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

A friendship with a woman is not a sin. (It's) a friendship. A romantic relationship with a woman who is not your wife, that is a sin.


Quote: Christian love is loving without counting the cost. This is the lesson of the Good Samaritan; this is the lesson of Jesus. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Christian love is loving without counting the cost. This is the lesson of the Good Samaritan; this is the lesson of Jesus.


Quote: If we see someone who needs help, do we stop? There is so much suffering and poverty, and a great need for good Samaritans. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

If we see someone who needs help, do we stop? There is so much suffering and poverty, and a great need for good Samaritans.


Quote: The Gospel teaches us what Jesus' kingdom requires of us... Reminds us that closeness and tenderness are the rules of life. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Gospel teaches us what Jesus' kingdom requires of us... Reminds us that closeness and tenderness are the rules of life.


Quote: The search for God means having the courage to set out on a risky path, it means following our restless hearts. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The search for God means having the courage to set out on a risky path, it means following our restless hearts.


Quote: I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable.


Quote: We cannot be part-time Christians! We should seek to live our faith at every moment of every day. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We cannot be part-time Christians! We should seek to live our faith at every moment of every day.


Quote: Do not be afraid of what God asks of you! It is worth saying 'yes' to God. In him we find joy. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Do not be afraid of what God asks of you! It is worth saying 'yes' to God. In him we find joy.


Quote: When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing something with them-some food, a place in our homes, our time-not only do we no longer remain poor: we are enriched. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing something with them-some food, a place in our homes, our time-not only do we no longer remain poor: we are enriched.


Quote: Seeking happiness in material things is a sure way of being unhappy. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Seeking happiness in material things is a sure way of being unhappy.


Quote: When evangelizers rise from prayer, their hearts are more open; freed of self-absorption, they are desirous of doing good and sharing their lives with others. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

When evangelizers rise from prayer, their hearts are more open; freed of self-absorption, they are desirous of doing good and sharing their lives with others.


Quote: Reforming the social structures which perpetuate poverty and the exclusion of the poor first requires a conversion of mind and heart. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Reforming the social structures which perpetuate poverty and the exclusion of the poor first requires a conversion of mind and heart.


Quote: We are all sinners. But God heals us with an abundance of grace, mercy and tenderness. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We are all sinners. But God heals us with an abundance of grace, mercy and tenderness.


Quote: Rest is so necessary for the health of our minds and bodies, and often so difficult to achieve due to the many demands placed on us. But rest is also essential for our spiritual health, so that we can hear God's voice and understand what he asks of us. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Rest is so necessary for the health of our minds and bodies, and often so difficult to achieve due to the many demands placed on us. But rest is also essential for our spiritual health, so that we can hear God's voice and understand what he asks of us.


Quote: The scourge of drug trafficking, that favors violence and sows the seeds of suffering and death, requires of society as a whole an act of courage. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The scourge of drug trafficking, that favors violence and sows the seeds of suffering and death, requires of society as a whole an act of courage.


Quote: Everyone is called, everyone is sent out… The call of God can reach us on the assembly line and in the office, in the supermarket and in the stairwell, i.e., in the places of everyday life. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Everyone is called, everyone is sent out… The call of God can reach us on the assembly line and in the office, in the supermarket and in the stairwell, i.e., in the places of everyday life.


Quote: The youth say stupid things and they say good things, as we do, as everyone does. But hear them, speak with them, because we must learn from them and they must learn from me, from us. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The youth say stupid things and they say good things, as we do, as everyone does. But hear them, speak with them, because we must learn from them and they must learn from me, from us.


Quote: Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote; white text on black background

Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.


Quote: When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote: When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.- black text on quotes background

When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.


Quote: Confession is the sacrament of the tenderness of God, his way of embracing us. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Confession is the sacrament of the tenderness of God, his way of embracing us.


Quote: Dear parents, teach your children to pray. Pray with them. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Dear parents, teach your children to pray. Pray with them.


Quote: Jesus intercedes for us each day. Let us pray: Lord, have mercy on me; intercede for me! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Jesus intercedes for us each day. Let us pray: Lord, have mercy on me; intercede for me!


Quote: At times we can be self-absorbed. Lord, help us to open our hearts to others and to serve those who are most vulnerable. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

At times we can be self-absorbed. Lord, help us to open our hearts to others and to serve those who are most vulnerable.


Quote: Every Catholic parliamentarian must vote according their well-formed conscience. I would say just this. I believe it is sufficient because -- I say well-formed because it is not the conscience of 'what seems to me.' by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Every Catholic parliamentarian must vote according their well-formed conscience. I would say just this. I believe it is sufficient because -- I say well-formed because it is not the conscience of 'what seems to me.'


Quote: A simple lifestyle is good for us, helping us to better share with those in need. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of sunset grasslands
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A simple lifestyle is good for us, helping us to better share with those in need.




Quote: True charity requires courage: Let us overcome the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

True charity requires courage: Let us overcome the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need.


Quote: It means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

It means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about.


Quote: The Lord put it clearly: you cannot serve two masters. You have to choose between God and money. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Lord put it clearly: you cannot serve two masters. You have to choose between God and money.






Quote: It's important if you can do good with power. And Jesus defined power, true power is to serve, to do service, to do the most humble services, and I must still make progress on this path of service because I feel that I don't do everything I should do. That's the sense I have of power. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote: It's important if you can do good with power. And Jesus defined power, true power is to serve, to do service, to do the most humble services, and I must still make progress on this path of service because I feel that I don't do everything I should do. That's the sense I have of power.- black text on quotes background

It's important if you can do good with power. And Jesus defined power, true power is to serve, to do service, to do the most humble services, and I must still make progress on this path of service because I feel that I don't do everything I should do. That's the sense I have of power.


Quote: Mercy is the true power that can save humanity and the world from sin and evil. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Mercy is the true power that can save humanity and the world from sin and evil.


Quote: Listen to Jesus and follow him. That's the message of the Transfiguration. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Listen to Jesus and follow him. That's the message of the Transfiguration.


Quote: Certain realities of life we only see through eyes cleansed by our tears. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Certain realities of life we only see through eyes cleansed by our tears.


Quote: Certain realities in life are only seen through eyes that are cleansed through our tears. Let us learn how to weep. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Certain realities in life are only seen through eyes that are cleansed through our tears. Let us learn how to weep.


Quote: I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance, says Jesus. This is where true wealth is found, not in material things! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance, says Jesus. This is where true wealth is found, not in material things!




Quote: God's faithfulness is stronger than our unfaithfulness and our infidelities. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

God's faithfulness is stronger than our unfaithfulness and our infidelities.


Quote: The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan.




Quote: Today Saint Paul has told us that in Christ we have become God's adopted children, brothers and sisters in Christ.  This is who we are.  This is our identity. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Today Saint Paul has told us that in Christ we have become God's adopted children, brothers and sisters in Christ.  This is who we are.  This is our identity.




Quote: Faith transforms the whole person precisely to the extent that he or she becomes open to love. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Faith transforms the whole person precisely to the extent that he or she becomes open to love.


Quote: We are impatient, anxious to see the whole picture, but God lets us see things slowly, quietly. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We are impatient, anxious to see the whole picture, but God lets us see things slowly, quietly.


Quote: Humanity needs to see these gestures of peace and to hear words of hope and peace! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of yellow flower in green grass field
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Humanity needs to see these gestures of peace and to hear words of hope and peace!


Quote: Open your hearts to the Lord. The Lord is waiting for you and the Church will welcome you if your willingness to serve good is as clear and public as your choice to serve evil was. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Open your hearts to the Lord. The Lord is waiting for you and the Church will welcome you if your willingness to serve good is as clear and public as your choice to serve evil was.






Quote: Dear young people, the Church expects great things of you and your generosity. Don't be afraid to aim high. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Dear young people, the Church expects great things of you and your generosity. Don't be afraid to aim high.


Quote: Sin is more than a stain. Sin is a wound; it needs to be treated, healed. The place where my encounter with the mercy of Jesus takes place is my sin. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Sin is more than a stain. Sin is a wound; it needs to be treated, healed. The place where my encounter with the mercy of Jesus takes place is my sin.


Quote: If we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

If we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.


Quote: Dear young friends, learn to pray every day: this is the way to know Jesus and invite him into your lives. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Dear young friends, learn to pray every day: this is the way to know Jesus and invite him into your lives.


Quote: When we don't preach the LORD, we preach the Devil, and when we preach worldliness, we preach the Devil. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

When we don't preach the LORD, we preach the Devil, and when we preach worldliness, we preach the Devil.


Quote: When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil, a demonic worldliness.


Quote: There is a danger that threatens everyone in the church, all of us. The danger of worldliness. It leads us to vanity, arrogance and pride. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

There is a danger that threatens everyone in the church, all of us. The danger of worldliness. It leads us to vanity, arrogance and pride.


Quote: We ask ourselves and each of us may wonder: Does the Lord feel truly at home in my life? Do we allow him to do a 'cleansing' in our hearts and to drive out the idols, those attitudes of greed, jealousy, worldliness, envy and hatred, that habit of gossiping and tearing down others? by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote: We ask ourselves and each of us may wonder: Does the Lord feel truly at home in my life? Do we allow him to do a 'cleansing' in our hearts and to drive out the idols, those attitudes of greed, jealousy, worldliness, envy and hatred, that habit of gossiping and tearing down others?- black text on quotes background

We ask ourselves and each of us may wonder: Does the Lord feel truly at home in my life? Do we allow him to do a 'cleansing' in our hearts and to drive out the idols, those attitudes of greed, jealousy, worldliness, envy and hatred, that habit of gossiping and tearing down others?


Quote: The Holy Spirit is a great worker, not a 'trade unionist.' He is a great worker, and He works in us, always. He does this work of explaining the mystery of Jesus, and of giving us this sense of Christ. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Holy Spirit is a great worker, not a 'trade unionist.' He is a great worker, and He works in us, always. He does this work of explaining the mystery of Jesus, and of giving us this sense of Christ.


Quote: In the face of so many wounds that hurt us and could lead to a hardness of heart, we are called to dive into the sea of prayer, which is the sea of the boundless love of God, in order to experience his tenderness. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

In the face of so many wounds that hurt us and could lead to a hardness of heart, we are called to dive into the sea of prayer, which is the sea of the boundless love of God, in order to experience his tenderness.


Quote: As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world's problems or, for that matter, to any problems. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote; white text on black background

As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world's problems or, for that matter, to any problems.




Quote: I don't know if human activity is the only cause, but mostly, in great part, it is man who has slapped nature in the face, we have in a sense taken over nature. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

I don't know if human activity is the only cause, but mostly, in great part, it is man who has slapped nature in the face, we have in a sense taken over nature.


Quote: 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? This is a case of exclusion. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

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? This is a case of exclusion.


Quote: At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God's law engraved in our hearts. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God's law engraved in our hearts.




Quote: May no one use religion as a pretext for actions against human dignity and against the fundamental rights of every man and woman. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

May no one use religion as a pretext for actions against human dignity and against the fundamental rights of every man and woman.




Quote: In a world like this, media can help us to feel closer to one another, creating a sense of unity of the human family which can in turn inspire solidarity and serious efforts to ensure a more dignified life for all. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

In a world like this, media can help us to feel closer to one another, creating a sense of unity of the human family which can in turn inspire solidarity and serious efforts to ensure a more dignified life for all.


Quote: No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual, but God attracts us looking at the complex web of relationships that take place in the human community. God enters into this dynamic, this participation in the web of human relationships. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual, but God attracts us looking at the complex web of relationships that take place in the human community. God enters into this dynamic, this participation in the web of human relationships.




Quote: Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy.


Quote: It is important to integrate immigrants into society and to welcome them in the church community. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

It is important to integrate immigrants into society and to welcome them in the church community.


Quote: The imposition of anomalous models and lifestyles are alien to people's identity and, in the end, are irresponsible. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The imposition of anomalous models and lifestyles are alien to people's identity and, in the end, are irresponsible.


Quote: The mystery of the Cross, a mystery of 
 love, can only be understood in prayer. 
 Pray and weep, kneeling before the 
 Cross. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The mystery of the Cross, a mystery of
love, can only be understood in prayer.
Pray and weep, kneeling before the
Cross.


Quote: The Lord is knocking at the door of our hearts. Have we put a sign on the door saying: 'Do not disturb?' by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Lord is knocking at the door of our hearts. Have we put a sign on the door saying: 'Do not disturb?'




Quote: In this quest to seek and find God in all things, there is still an area of uncertainty. There must be. If a person says that he met God with total certainty and is not touched by a margin of uncertainty, then this is not good. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

In this quest to seek and find God in all things, there is still an area of uncertainty. There must be. If a person says that he met God with total certainty and is not touched by a margin of uncertainty, then this is not good.


Quote: We are called to be 'ambassadors for Christ' (2 Cor 5:20). Ours is a ministry of reconciliation ... To be an ambassador for Christ means above all to invite everyone to a renewed personal encounter with the Lord Jesus. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We are called to be 'ambassadors for Christ' (2 Cor 5:20). Ours is a ministry of reconciliation ... To be an ambassador for Christ means above all to invite everyone to a renewed personal encounter with the Lord Jesus.


Quote: The Pope is a man. The Pope needs the input of women, too. And the Pope, too, has a heart that can have a healthy, holy friendship with a woman. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Pope is a man. The Pope needs the input of women, too. And the Pope, too, has a heart that can have a healthy, holy friendship with a woman.


Quote: Let us pray to the Lord and ask him to protect the family in the crisis with which the devil wants to destroy it. Families are the domestic church where Jesus grows in the love of a married couple, in the lives of their children. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Let us pray to the Lord and ask him to protect the family in the crisis with which the devil wants to destroy it. Families are the domestic church where Jesus grows in the love of a married couple, in the lives of their children.


Quote: Jesuits make a vow of obedience to the Pope. But if the Pope is a Jesuit, perhaps he has to make a vow of obedience to the General of the Jesuits! I don't know how to resolve this … I feel a Jesuit in my spirituality; in the spirituality of the Exercises, the spirituality deep in my heart. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote: Jesuits make a vow of obedience to the Pope. But if the Pope is a Jesuit, perhaps he has to make a vow of obedience to the General of the Jesuits! I don't know how to resolve this … I feel a Jesuit in my spirituality; in the spirituality of the Exercises, the spirituality deep in my heart.- black text on quotes background

Jesuits make a vow of obedience to the Pope. But if the Pope is a Jesuit, perhaps he has to make a vow of obedience to the General of the Jesuits! I don't know how to resolve this … I feel a Jesuit in my spirituality; in the spirituality of the Exercises, the spirituality deep in my heart.


Quote: The Church, in her wisdom, maintains the distinction between engaged and married couples -- they are not the same, today's culture and society have become rather indifferent to the delicate and serious nature of this passage. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The Church, in her wisdom, maintains the distinction between engaged and married couples -- they are not the same, today's culture and society have become rather indifferent to the delicate and serious nature of this passage.


Quote: When everything falls apart, only one thing sustains our hope: God loves us, he loves everyone! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

When everything falls apart, only one thing sustains our hope: God loves us, he loves everyone!


Quote: The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people.


Quote: The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation... to see, to feel, to understand the beauty of what lies ahead, of the homeland towards which we walk. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation... to see, to feel, to understand the beauty of what lies ahead, of the homeland towards which we walk.


Quote: Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth.


Quote: How marvellous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

How marvellous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!


Quote: I think of the difficulties which, in various countries, today afflicts the world of work and business; I think of how many, and not just young people, are unemployed, many times due to a purely economic conception of society, which seeks selfish profit, beyond the parameters of social justice. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote: I think of the difficulties which, in various countries, today afflicts the world of work and business; I think of how many, and not just young people, are unemployed, many times due to a purely economic conception of society, which seeks selfish profit, beyond the parameters of social justice.- black text on quotes background

I think of the difficulties which, in various countries, today afflicts the world of work and business; I think of how many, and not just young people, are unemployed, many times due to a purely economic conception of society, which seeks selfish profit, beyond the parameters of social justice.




Quote: We pray for the many brothers and sisters who seek refuge far from their native lands, who seek a home where they can live without fear: that they might always be respected in their dignity. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

We pray for the many brothers and sisters who seek refuge far from their native lands, who seek a home where they can live without fear: that they might always be respected in their dignity.


Quote: A man who does not know how to have a relationship of friendship with a woman -- I'm not talking about misogynists, who are sick -- well, he's a man who is missing something. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

A man who does not know how to have a relationship of friendship with a woman -- I'm not talking about misogynists, who are sick -- well, he's a man who is missing something.


Quote: Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith.


Quote: Today is my anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Please pray for me and all priests. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Today is my anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Please pray for me and all priests.


Quote: On the ordination of women, the church has spoken and said no. John Paul II, in a definitive formulation said that door is closed. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

On the ordination of women, the church has spoken and said no. John Paul II, in a definitive formulation said that door is closed.


Quote: There are people who are afraid to go to confession, forgetting that they will not encounter a severe judge there, but the immensely merciful Father. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

There are people who are afraid to go to confession, forgetting that they will not encounter a severe judge there, but the immensely merciful Father.






Quote: Whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.


Quote: To the criminals and all their accomplices, I, today, humbly and as a brother, repeat: convert yourselves to love and justice. It is possible to return to honesty. The tears of the mothers of Naples are asking this of you. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

To the criminals and all their accomplices, I, today, humbly and as a brother, repeat: convert yourselves to love and justice. It is possible to return to honesty. The tears of the mothers of Naples are asking this of you.


Quote: In effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and the disadvantaged. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

In effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and the disadvantaged.


Quote: Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is not mere philanthropy. It is a moral obligation. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is not mere philanthropy. It is a moral obligation.


Quote: The family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities.


Quote: Joy cannot be held at heel: it must be let go. Joy is a pilgrim virtue. It is a gift that walks, walks on the path of life, that walks with Jesus: preaching, proclaiming Jesus, proclaiming joy, lengthens and widens that path. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Joy cannot be held at heel: it must be let go. Joy is a pilgrim virtue. It is a gift that walks, walks on the path of life, that walks with Jesus: preaching, proclaiming Jesus, proclaiming joy, lengthens and widens that path.




Quote: The parish is the presence of the Church in any given territory, an environment for hearing God's word, for growth in Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

The parish is the presence of the Church in any given territory, an environment for hearing God's word, for growth in Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration.


Quote: Are we capable of bringing the word of God into the environment in which we live? Do we know how to speak of Christ, of what he represents for us, in our families, among the people who form part of our daily lives? Faith is born from listening, and is strengthened by proclamation. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of Pope Francis quote: Are we capable of bringing the word of God into the environment in which we live? Do we know how to speak of Christ, of what he represents for us, in our families, among the people who form part of our daily lives? Faith is born from listening, and is strengthened by proclamation.- black text on quotes background

Are we capable of bringing the word of God into the environment in which we live? Do we know how to speak of Christ, of what he represents for us, in our families, among the people who form part of our daily lives? Faith is born from listening, and is strengthened by proclamation.






Quote: Every economic...acti on must set about providing each inhabitant of the planet with the minimum wherewithal to live in dignity and freedom, with the possibility of supporting a family, educating children, praising God and developing one's own human potential. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Every economic...acti on must set about providing each inhabitant of the planet with the minimum wherewithal to live in dignity and freedom, with the possibility of supporting a family, educating children, praising God and developing one's own human potential.


Quote: Let us ask the Lord for this grace: that our hearts become free and filled with light, so that we can rejoice as children of God. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

Let us ask the Lord for this grace: that our hearts become free and filled with light, so that we can rejoice as children of God.


Quote: This happens today: if the investments in the banks fall slightly... a tragedy... what can be done? But if people die of hunger, if they have nothing eat, if they have poor health, it does not matter! This is our crisis today! by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

This happens today: if the investments in the banks fall slightly... a tragedy... what can be done? But if people die of hunger, if they have nothing eat, if they have poor health, it does not matter! This is our crisis today!




Quote: You can't provoke, you can't insult the faith of others, you can't make fun of faith. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of photo of author Pope Francis with quote

You can't provoke, you can't insult the faith of others, you can't make fun of faith.


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