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Pope Francis  October 2019

Missionary Spring in the Church

In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary spring in the Church. 

Today, a new impulse to the Church’s missionary activity is needed to face the challenge of proclaiming Jesus and his death and resurrection.
Reaching the peripheries—the human, cultural, and religious settings still foreign to the Gospel: this is what we call the missio ad gentes.
We must also remember that the soul of the Church’s mission is prayer.
In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary spring for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church
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Pope Francis  Angelus 20.10.19

Mission

The World Missionary Day, which is celebrated today, is a good opportunity for every baptized person to become more aware of the need to cooperate in the proclamation of the Word, the proclamation of the Kingdom of God with a renewed commitment.

Pope Francis Opening of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region 06.10.19

Bishops

The Church is always on the move, always going out and never withdrawn into itself. Jesus did not come to bring a gentle evening breeze, but to light a fire on the earth.


Pope Francis - World Day of Care for Creation  01.09.19

Care for our common home / Laudato Si / Climate Change

God, offers creation to men and women as a precious gift to be preserved.

Tragically, the human response to this gift has been marked by sin, selfishness and a greedy desire to possess and exploit..
The environment itself is endangered: something good in God’s eyes has become something to be exploited in human hands. Deterioration has increased in recent decades: constant pollution, the continued use of fossil fuels, intensive agricultural exploitation and deforestation are causing global temperatures to rise above safe levels. The increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme weather phenomena and the desertification of the soil are causing immense hardship for the most vulnerable among us. Melting of glaciers, scarcity of water, neglect of water basins and the considerable presence of plastic and microplastics in the oceans are equally troubling, and testify to the urgent need for interventions that can no longer be postponed.

We have caused a climate emergency that gravely threatens nature and life itself, including our own...

I strongly encourage the faithful to pray in these days...

It is also a season to reflect on our lifestyles, and how our daily decisions about food, consumption, transportation, use of water, energy and many other material goods, can often be thoughtless and harmful...
Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, towards forms of clean energy and a sustainable and circular economy...

This too is a season for undertaking prophetic actions.

Many young people all over the world are making their voices heard and calling for courageous decisions. They feel let down by too many unfulfilled promises, by commitments made and then ignored for selfish interests or out of expediency. The young remind us that the earth is not a possession to be squandered, but an inheritance to be handed down. They remind us that hope for tomorrow is not a noble sentiment, but a task calling for concrete actions here and now. We owe them real answers, not empty words, actions not illusions...

The forthcoming United Nations Climate Action Summit is of particular importance. There, governments will have the responsibility of showing the political will to take drastic measures to achieve as quickly as possible zero net greenhouse gas emissions and to limit the average increase in global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius with respect to pre-industrial levels...

May God, “the lover of life” (Wis 11:26), grant us the courage to do good without waiting for someone else to begin, or until it is too late.


 


100 inspiring Quotes from Pope Francis listed in Subject order with the date and occasion when the quote was made

Pope Francis Holy Mass, World Missions Day 20.10.19

Mission

Dear brothers and sisters, each of us has and is a mission on this earth. We are here to witness, bless, console, raise up, and radiate the beauty of Jesus.

The Lord is “concerned” about those who do not yet know that they are beloved children of the Father, brothers and sisters for whom he gave his life and sent the Holy Spirit.

Go and show love to everyone, because your life is a precious mission: it is not a burden to be borne, but a gift to offer. Have courage, and let us fearlessly go forth to all!

Pope Francis General Audience 16.10.19
The Acts

Peter - Acts 10: 1 to 11: 3 Through the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, we continue to follow a journey: the journey of the Gospel in the world.

Pope Francis Holy Mass and Canonization of the Blesseds 13.10.19

Saint

Cry out to God who excludes no one. The Lord hears the cry of those who find themselves alone.
We too need healing, each one of us. We need to be healed of our lack of confidence in ourselves, in life, in the future; we need to be healed of our fears and the vices that enslave us, of our introversion, our addictions and our attachment to games, money, television, mobile phones, to what other people think. The Lord sets our hearts free and heals them if only we ask him.
"The Christian is cheerful, easy, kind, gentle, courteous, candid, unassuming; has no pretence... " “kindly lights” amid the encircling gloom.

Pope Francis - Creation of New Cardinals 05.10.19

Compassion

Compassion is a key word in the Gospel. It is written in Christ’s heart; it is forever written in the heart of God.

Pope Francis Holy Mass World Day for Migrants and Refugees 29.09.19

Migrants

We must pay special attention to the strangers in our midst as well as to widows, orphans and all the outcasts of our time.

The Lord calls us to practise charity towards all those in existential peripheries who, together with migrants and refugees, are victims of the throwaway culture. He calls us to restore their humanity, as well as our own, and to leave no one behind.


As Christians, we cannot be indifferent to the tragedy of old and new forms of poverty, to the bleak isolation, contempt and discrimination experienced by those who do not belong to “our” group.
We must not fail to weep. We must not fail to respond.


Subject Index
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The Gospel in your pocket 


"How do we receive the Word of God?”. The response is clear: “As one receives Jesus Christ. The Church tells us that Jesus is present in the Scripture, in His Word”.
"Always carry a small Gospel with you in your purse, in your pocket, and read a passage from the Gospel during the day. Not so much “to learn” something, but mostly “to find Jesus, because Jesus actually is in His Word, in His Gospel”.  “Every time I read the Gospel, I find Jesus”.  - Pope Francis 01.09.14
 
Daily Readings - read the entire New Testament over a 2 year period (reading plan courtesy of Gideon International)

Pope Francis - Holy Mass, Santa Marta ( Domus Sanctae Marthae) 15.10.19

Hypocrites

Hypocrisy is, appearing one way but acting in another. It is to think secretly different from what the appearance is.
 A Christian who does not know how to accuse themselves is not a good Christian and risks falling into hypocrisy.

Pope Francis - Holy Mass, Santa Marta ( Domus Sanctae Marthae) 08.10.19

Jonah

The Lord is stubborn in His mercy. He never leaves us, he knocks on the door of the heart till the end. He’s always there.
"I am a Christian on condition that things are done this way." It is this "as long as" that keeps so many Christians in their own ideas and end up in ideology: it is the bad path from faith to ideology. And today there are so many. These Christians are afraid: to grow up, to the challenges of life, of the challenges of the Lord, of the challenges of history, attached to their convictions, in their first convictions, in their own ideologies.
The Lord approaches all situations without disgust. Things do not disgust the Lord, our sins don’t disgust. He approaches as He approached to caress the lepers and the sick. Because He came to heal, He came to save, not to condemn.

Pope Francis - Holy Mass, Santa Marta ( Domus Sanctae Marthae) 03.10.19

Word of God

The encounter with the Word of God fills us with joy, and this joy is my strength, it is our strength.

Pope Francis
Sunday of the Word of God
Aperuit Illis 30.09.19

Pope Francis  30.09.19  Sunday of the Word of God

"He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Lk 24:45).  

A Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people - the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.


Pope Francis - Christ is Alive!
25.03.19

Pope Francis - Christ is Alive

Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!


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Abortion

Accusers

Acts of mercy

Adultery

Advent

Adversary

Afraid

Agreement

All Nations

All Saints

Alone

Always beside us

Anger

Annoyed

Annunciation of the Lord

Anointing

antichrist

Anxiety

Apostle

Apostolic zeal

Ascension

Ash Wednesday

Ashamed

Ask

Asylum seekers

Authority 

Bad Times

Baptism

Baptism of the Lord

Beatitudes

Beauty

Belittling

Birth of Jesus

Bishops

Black

Bleakest moments

Bless

Body and Blood

Born Christians

Broadmindedness

Building

Bullying

Busy 

Call to Holiness - Gaudete Exsultate

Canonization

Care

Care for our common home / Laudato Si / Climate Change

Careers

Catechists

Catechumen

Catholic

 Celebration

Change your Life

Charity

Choices in Life

Chrism Mass

Christ the King

Christian community

Christian Life

Christian Unity

Christian vigilance

Christian Witness

Christianity as a social habit

Christians of action and truth

Christians of words

Christmas

Church

Cleaner

Closed door Church

Come out of ourselves

Comfort

Commandments

Communion

Comparison to others constantly

Compassion

Complaining

Condemnation

Confession

Conflict

Confraternities

Conscience

Consecrated Life

Consolation

Consumerism

Consumption

Contemplative Prayer

Contempt

Conversion

Corpus Christie

Correction

Corruption

Courage

Covenant

Cowardice

Creation

Cross

Cry Out

Culture of Waste

Cursing


Death

Deception

Deeds

Defeat

Defending ourselves

Demons

Desires

Desolation

Destruction

Devastation

Devil

Dictatorial Governments

Difficulties

Disabled

Disappointment

Discarding

Discernment

Disciple

Discouraged

Discrediting

Disdain

Distances

Disunity

Docility

Drugs 

Easter

Ecclesial spirit

Economics

Ecumenism

Elderly

End of the world

Endurance

Enemies

Environment

Envy

Epiphany

Ethics

Eucharist

Evangelical spirit

Evangelization

Evil

Exorcism

Exploitation

J 

 Failures

Faith

False accusation

Fame

Family

Fasting

Fat

Father

Fear

First Communicants

Flattery

Flee from God

Following

Forgiveness

the Forgotten

Fortune telling

Fraternity

Freedom

Future

 Gardener

Generosity

Gentleness

Give freely

Give Thanks to God

Go out

God calls

Godliness

God Remembers You

God's love

God's Power and Weakness

God walks with us

Good

Good Friday

Good Samaritan

Good Shepherd

Gossip

Government

Grace

Greatest

Guardian Angels

Harmony 

Hatred

Heal this wound

Healing

Healthy Restlessness

Hear the voice of God

Heart of stone

our Heart

Heaven

Hell

Help me

Help one another

Holy Family

Holy Saturday

Holy Spirit

Holy Thursday

Holy Week

Homeless

Hope

How to know God

Human Fraternity

Humiliation

Humility

Hungry

Hypocrisy of the just

Hypocrites

Idle 

Idols

Impatient

the Important

Indifference

In my name

Insecurity

Insults

Jealousy

Jesus Christ

Journeying

Joy

Joy of the Gospel/ Evangelii Gaudium

Judging

Justice 

 Killing

Kindness

Kingdom of God

Lamentations

Last Judgement

the Law

Lazarus

Lazy

Leaders

the Least Ones

Leave something

Lent

Liberation

Lies

Life

Light

Listen to the word of Jesus

Living stones

Lord's Supper

Lost Faith

Lost sheep

Love

Love God

Love in the Family - Amoris Laetitia

Love of God

Love our neighbour

Lukewarm Christians

Lumen Fidei

Lust

Luxury

 

 Magnanimity

Marginalized

Marriage

Martyrs

Mary

Mass of the Lord's Supper

Material things

Mediocrity

Meekness

Memory

Mercy

Migrants

Ministry

Miracles

Misinformation

Mission

Missionary spirit

Mistreat

Mock

Moments of Desolation

Money

Mud-slinging

Murmuring

My Image

My Lifestyle


Near to people

Neighbour

New life

Newness

New things of God

Night of the sinner

Nostalgia

Not speaking

 

Obey God

Omission

Open door Church

Oppressed

Our Lady 

 S T

Pagan worship

Palm Sunday - Passion of the Lord

Past

Pastors

Pastoral Customs Office

Path of Life

Patience

Peace

Pentecost / Whitsunday

People of God

Persecution

Perseverance

Personal success

Pessimism

Pleasure

Politics

Poor

Possessions

Power

Prayer

Present

Presentation of the Lord

Pride

Priests

Prince of the World

Prisoners

Privilege

Problems

Proclaim the Gospel

Proclamation 

Prodigal Son

Professing

Profession of Faith

Profit

Promotion

Prophet

Prostitutes

Protect

 

Read the Gospel

Reassurance 

Receiving

Reconciliation

Refugees

Refusing Jesus

Regret

Remain steadfast in the Lord

Remember

Renewal

Repent

Resentment

Respect

Resurrection

Retaliation

Return to God

Revenge

Riches

Ridicule

Rifts

Righteousness

Rigid Christians

Rivalry

Ruins of Life

Rule for Daily Life

Rulers


Sacred Heart

Sadness

Saint

Salt

Salvation

Sanctification

Satan

Scorn

Seduction

Seeking God

Self-importance

Self-justification 

Selfish

Separation

Serenity

Service

Setbacks

Settle the matter

Shame

Sharing

Shouting

Sick

Silence

Sin

Slander

Slavery

Smiling

Something Stupid

Son

St John

St Joseph

St Paul

St Peter

St Stephen

Stifling Life

Stop and Choose

Strength

Struggle

Success

Suffering

Surprises

Swim against the tide

Talents

Take life as it comes

Tarot cards

Tears

Temple

Temptations 

Tenderness

Thank You

Thoughts

Time

Today

Tragedies

Transfiguration

Trials of Life

Treasure

Trinity

Triumphalism

Trust in God

Truth

 XY Z 

Urbi et Orbi

 Uncertainty

Unemployed

Unity

Vanity

Verbal abuse

Victims

Victory

Vigilance

Violence 

Wants

Wars

Weakest

Weakness

Wealth

Well-being

Witness

 Women

Word of God

Words

Work

Works of charity

Works of mercy

World institutions

Worldliness

Worship

Wounds

Wrongdoing endured

 

Young people