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Saints Next Door

It’s easy to view saints as distant, historical figures that we can only try to imitate. Pope Francis encourages us to consider as examples the quietly holy people in our lives who inspire us to a deeper spiritual life.

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Lent with Pope Francis: Trusting When We Don't Understand

A Word from Pope Francis

We see so many dark valleys, so many disasters, so many people dying of hunger, from wars, so many disabled children, so many. The question spontaneously arises: “Where is the Lord? Where are you? Are you walking with me?” This is precisely Susanna’s feeling, and today it is ours as well. There is only one answer to this question. It cannot be explained. I am not capable. Why does a child suffer? I don’t know; it’s a mystery to me. The only thing that gives me some light—not to the mind, to the soul—is Jesus in Gethsemane: “Father, not this cup.

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Lent with Pope Francis: True Concern for the Poor

A Word from Pope Francis

Selfishness leads nowhere and love frees. Those who are able to live their lives as a gift to give others will never be alone and will never experience the drama of the isolated conscience. Jesus says something remarkable to us: “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Love always takes this path: to give one’s life.

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