Pope Francis Takes The Bus And Other Unexpected Stories

Author: Rosario Carello
Publisher: Servant Books
ISBN: 9781632531308
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The whole family will enjoy these charming, real-life stories from the life of Pope Francis. Following a quirky A-to-Z format, the eighty lighthearted anecdotes in Pope Francis Takes the Bus are full of warmth and humor, revealing the simple humility of the man whose spirituality and concern for others has transformed the Church and captured the imagination of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In only the first year of his pontificate, Francis has already reinvented the very role of pope and bishop of Rome. His less formal style of dress, his choice to live at the Casa Santa Marta, his use of a small car in place of a limousine and his frequent personal phone calls to friends and even complete strangers are everyday manifestations of a larger understanding of Christ's message--one that emphasizes humility, mercy and care for the poor and suffering. What we can see in Pope Francis is a radical change in priorities, one that is being declared in his words but also evidenced by his actions and personal way of life. Pope Francis Takes the Bus contains stories and episodes from various stages in his life: as the parish priest known as Padre Bergoglio, then later as rector, bishop, archbishop, cardinal and finally, pope. Italian author and radio personality Rosario Carello's collection will help readers gain a clearer picture of Pope Francis--and will serve as inspiration for anyone seeking a humbler, more Gospel-guided daily life.


Author: Andrea Tornielli
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586178520
Size: 41.48 MB
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Recounts the circumstances surrounding the election of Jorge Bergoglio as pope, reviews the life of the first Argentine and the first Jesuit to become pontiff, and discusses his views on poverty, the Church, and other issues.

Pope Francis Life And Revolution

Author: Elisabetta Piqué
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829442146
Size: 14.63 MB
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In Italy, they call him il Papa, which means “The Father.” Until his unprecedented election, author and friend Elisabetta Piqué called him Padre Jorge. He may have changed his name to become Pope Francis, but it did not change their friendship. Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, countless books have been written to help the world understand this deeply complex yet simple servant of God. What sets Pope Francis: Life and Revolution apart from all other biographies of Pope Francis is the careful research and original investigation behind it, along with the fact that it is written by an internationally respected journalist—Elisabetta Piqué—who has remained close to the Pope since first meeting him back in 2001. Over 75 individuals were interviewed for Pope Francis: Life and Revolution, including lay people, priests, bishops, and cardinals who have known or worked with Francis at various times in his life. Insights from these people, as well as from friends and family members, allow us to see a profoundly personal side of the Pope. His humility and humanity, courage and conviction, and warmth and wisdom are revealed as Piqué shares little-known episodes from Francis’s life. With a foreword by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Pope Francis: Life and Revolution is the definitive resource and narrative of a man personally known by few and revered and respected by many. Pope Francis: Life and Revolution reveals a man consistent in his beliefs and actions. He is a spiritual leader unwavering in his love for God, whose inner joy and peace move him—and can inspire us—to serve the least, the last, and the lost. Also available in Spanish! El Papa Francisco: vida y revolución

Break Through The Power In Your Name

Author: Maryann Cullen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476740771
Size: 64.27 MB
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The power in your name is in its letters. Each and every one of us can break through this power. How? By understanding the meaning of each letter and the energy that it brings to our lives. This gives us the freedom to correct any unfavorable behaviors, addictions, and habits that compromise our wellbeing and happiness. The energy of each letter, including its features and characteristics, have been examined and given their correct place in the alphabet over many centuries. Now, Maryann Cullen, a respected numerologist since 1984, dissects influential events in the lives of various well-known figures to show readers how the letters in their names have led them to behave and react in certain ways and accomplish certain leaps. By reading through these examples, you can examine how the letters in your full birth name have impacted your own life, thus giving you the power to change your future by altering your name or nickname, if necessary, and making the best letter choices for naming your child.

Rebuilding The Church Pope Francis And After

Author: Joseph Stanley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483626563
Size: 75.69 MB
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The unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI followed by the election of Pope Francis of quite a different mould has introduced into the Church not more theological discourse, but signifi cant theological action – a constant preaching, where words are used only when necessary. This book presents four essays starting with an imaginary trajectory of the Church during the next hundred years – where a new style of leadership in the church renews its strength and vigour by co-opting competent and committed laity. Will this dream ever be realized? The contention of the author is that it can, because his dreams are consonant with the doctrinal heritage of the Catholic Church, as he indicates in the notes. His prayer and wish is that it becomes a reality. The second essay suggests a pastoral approach that could pave the way to facilitate the emergence of such a situation. The third essay is a theological elaboration of the place of the teaching authority of the church. The fourth essay is a short article which indicates that change has taken place and will continue to take place in the Church.

A Poor And Merciful Church

Author: Ilo, Stan Chu
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608337316
Size: 68.76 MB
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This important text addresses three key questions which face modern Catholicism, especially in Africa: What is the ecclesiology of Pope Francis? How does this ecclesiology meet the challenges facing the universal church in today's complex world? And how can one translate the practices of this new approach into a theological aesthetics to meet the challenges and opportunities of the African social context?


Author: Mark Lemon
Size: 14.59 MB
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