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Something about Pope Francis

Something about Pope Francis

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Webinar presented by Kathy Brown, Sr. Director of Mission Integration and Catholic Identity, Catholic Charities USA, on the relationship between St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis
Webinar presented by Kathy Brown, Sr. Director of Mission Integration and Catholic Identity, Catholic Charities USA, on the relationship between St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis

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Something about Pope Francis

Kathy Brown Senior Director for Mission and Catholic Identity

Subiaco – Hermitage of St. Benedict

Francis of Assisi at Subiaco -- Italy

Who as St. Francis of Assisi?
 Father a silk merchant – wealthy  Joined the army  Captured and ransomed  Conversion experience  Cross in a church – repair my church  Choose life of poverty  Clare followed him  First, Second and Third orders of St. Francis  Lady Poverty guided his life  The leper

St. Francis
“The Lord granted to me, Br. Francis, to begin to do penance in this way: While I was still in sin, it seemed very bitter for me to see lepers. But the Lord Himself led me among them, and I had mercy on them. And when I left them what had before seemed bitter to me was transformed into sweetness of soul and body; afterward I delayed a little and then left the world.”

Pope Francis

Who do others say he is?
 David Brooks – PBS NewsHour
 “a remarkable personality…a gorgeous personality of humility,

of spirituality, of religiosity. If you just read the interview, you see a man you tremendously admire, who I think is going to have a tremendous effect on the world.”

 Kathleen Parker – NYT
 “Radical…fearless, provocative and willing to call out the

weasels.”

 Michael Gerson – Washington Post
 “This pope intends to be a disruptive force.”

Pope Francis – A Pastor and Catechist A new frame A Church for the poor and a poor Church

Caritas Internationalis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis – The Message
 Without Caritas there is no Church 1. The Crisis – the human person is

in danger

1. Refugees

2. The Caress 3. Advancement 4. Spirituality

Words of Pope Francis

A Church without Charity does not exist”

The Crisis
Human Person is in Danger. Body of Christ is in danger. A “throwaway” culture

Migrants

Hard-heartedness

VS Becoming a tender Church

Seek healing and development

Pope Francis’ words
“For me, recovering … tenderness for the church is the core to which the spirituality of Caritas must refer itself,“

Spirituality
The basis of spirituality of Caritas is to give of oneself, to step outside oneself, and to be continually at the service of those who live in a situation on the periphery.

Dual Dimension

…go to the

outskirts… help, heal, advance

 become a

tender Church

One Human Family Food for All

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