Pope Francis Takes the Bus and Other Unexpected Stories

Pope Francis Takes the Bus  and Other Unexpected Stories Author Rosario Carello
ISBN-10 9781632531315
Year 2016-05-18
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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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.

Pope Francis Takes the Bus and Other Unexpected Stories

Pope Francis Takes the Bus and Other Unexpected Stories Author Rosario Carello
ISBN-10 1632531305
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Servant Books
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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.

Pope Francis Little Book of Wisdom

Pope Francis    Little Book of Wisdom Author Andrea Kirk Assaf
ISBN-10 9780008139261
Year 2015-08-27
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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Pope Francis’ Little Book of Wisdom offers more than 250 bite-size nuggets of inspiration and wisdom from one of the most popular popes of all time.

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage Author Mark K. Shriver
ISBN-10 9780812998030
Year 2016-11-29
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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A down-to-earth and deeply intimate portrait of Pope Francis and his faith, based on interviews with the men and women who knew him simply as Jorge Mario Bergoglio Early on the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica and did something remarkable: Before he imparted his blessing to the crowd, he asked the crowd to bless him, then bowed low to receive this grace. In the days that followed, Mark K. Shriver—along with the rest of the world—was astonished to see a pope who paid his own hotel bill, eschewed limousines, and made his home in a suite of austere rooms in a Vatican guesthouse rather than the grand papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace. By setting an example of humility and accessibility, Francis breathed new life into the Catholic Church, attracting the admiration of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In Pilgrimage, Shriver retraces Francis’s personal journey, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious style and explaining how it revitalized Shriver’s own faith and renewed his commitment to the Church. To help us understand how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, Shriver travels to Bergoglio’s native Argentina to meet with the people who knew him as a child, as a young Jesuit priest, and as a reformist bishop. Shriver visits the confessional where Bergoglio first felt called to a faith-based life and takes us to the humble parish where the future pontiff’s pastoral career began: in a church created from a converted vegetable shed in an area just outside the city of Buenos Aires. In these impoverished surroundings, Bergoglio answered Christ’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, following the example set by his papal namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. In this deeply reported yet highly personal book, Mark K. Shriver explores how Francis's commitment has struck a chord in the hearts of millions who long to make faith, love, humility, and mercy part of their lives as they go out into the world to serve and learn from the most marginalized. Praise for Pilgrimage “Well-researched . . . Pilgrimage shines a light on [Pope Francis’s] unexplored aspects. . . . A very timely and important addition to the literature on the life and person and thinking of Pope Francis. Everybody interested in Pope Francis will enjoy reading this biography.”—The Washington BookReview “Apt to stir the soul of readers . . . While this is a rich telling of Bergoglio’s life and ascension to the papacy, it is more movingly a spiritual memoir that draws us deep into a knowing of this at once humble and soul-stirring rekindler of faith.”—Chicago Tribune “A fascinating portrait of a man and a nourishing account of spiritual yearning.”—Booklist “This fast-paced and fascinating tale takes us on Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s pilgrimage from his grandmother’s knee in the Italian-Argentine community, through years of success and sorrow in the tumultuous country that he loved, to his surprise election as Pope Francis.”—Cokie Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848–1868 “All people of good faith, including those whose lives are not guided by religious beliefs, will be inspired and enlightened by the compelling manner in which Pilgrimage brings us closer to the heart and mind of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis. I highly recommend this book; it will make a difference in your life.”—Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap.

The Name of God Is Mercy

The Name of God Is Mercy Author Pope Francis
ISBN-10 9780399588648
Year 2016-01-12
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Random House
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done. The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world. “The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis Praise for The Name of God Is Mercy “Francis speaks succinctly—and with refreshing forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. . . . The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty, opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy.”—James Carroll, The New Yorker “As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God’s love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith. But now he is challenging the entire Church to trek a new way forward.”—Time “Francis enjoys sharing personal stories of God’s grace and mercy in the lives of parishioners from his native Argentina, people he has known and who have recognized themselves as sinners.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . Francis’s book signals a plea for a change of attitude on the part of the faithful and their pastors. . . . Bishops and priests will talk and quarrel over the text for months, even years to come. And that, perhaps, is what Francis intends.”—Financial Times “Deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life.”—Newsday “Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era.”—National Catholic Reporter Translated by Oonagh Stransky From the Hardcover edition.

Prayer

Prayer Author Ronald Rolheiser
ISBN-10 9781616366575
Year 2013-11-04
Pages 78
Language en
Publisher Franciscan Media
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Prayer: Our Deepest Longing looks at the issues facing people of faith in today’s culture, and offers a way of more effectively dealing with them by seeking out opportunities for prayer. With simple, down-to-earth language, Rolheiser illustrates the importance of prayer and offers techniques on how to pray, using examples from daily life, Scripture, and contemporary writers. He delves into the places that we fear to go with our issues about prayer, encouraging us with gentle kindness and words of hope and inspiration. The book is divided into five sections. 1. Why Pray? Illustrates the purposes and benefits of prayer for ourselves, as well as for the broader Catholic community and even the world. 2. Why Is It so Hard? Notes how our contemporary culture conspires against taking time out for solitude and prayer, and how our own ego—with its fears, restlessness, and narcissism—can work against developing a deeper relationship with God through prayer. 3. What Is Prayer? Outlines the two basic types of prayer, that is, affective (personal) and priestly (for the world). This section also notes the many ways or methods for each type of prayer, such as meditation, contemplation, the divine office, the Mass, and Scripture. 4. Sticking with It When It Gets Hard. This section covers the development of mature prayer, discussing ways to pray in times of boredom, disillusionment, crisis, helplessness, or after a loved one’s death. 5. Mysticism. Here we learn about this increasingly popular form of intimate relationship with God. There will be a leader’s guide for this book, making it an ideal resource for use with prayer groups, small faith communities, and retreats. This is a book for all manner of believer, whether your faith is solidly rooted in Catholicism, wavering between the Christianity of childhood and non-participatory faith as an adult, or just not sure what you believe—or whether you believe at all. It addresses topics that typify our culture, such as narcissism, pragmatism, efficiency, and self-gratification, and that work against a healthy spiritual life. Finally, the book takes us to a place of contact and comfort, in relationship not only with God but with our true selves as well.

The Great Reformer

The Great Reformer Author Austen Ivereigh
ISBN-10 9781627791588
Year 2014-11-25
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
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A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions An expansive and deeply contextual work, at its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics--the tension between the pope's innovative vision for the Church and the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past. Based on extensive interviews in Argentina and years of study of the Catholic Church, Ivereigh tells the story not only of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the remarkable man whose background and total commitment to the discernment of God's will transformed him into Pope Francis--but the story of why the Catholic Church chose him as their leader. With the Francis Revolution just beginning, this biography will provide never-before-explained context on how one man's ambitious program began--and how it will likely end--through an investigation of Francis's youth growing up in Buenos Aires and the dramatic events during the Perón era that shaped his beliefs; his ongoing conflicts and disillusionment with the ensuing doctrines of an authoritarian and militaristic government in the 1970s; how his Jesuit training in Argentina and Chile gave him a unique understanding and advocacy for a "Church of the Poor"; and his rise from Cardinal to the papacy.

Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis Author Pope Francis
ISBN-10 1925073181
Year 2016
Pages 70
Language en
Publisher
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Small children have BIG questions. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. In Dear Pope Francis, the Pope's first book for children, he personally responds to 30 questions from children all over the world. With his optimistic heart, Pope Francis writes with an honesty that will impact every reader long after the final page is turned. Illuminating and inspiring, Dear Pope Francis is a lasting book with a universal message for children and adults.

Pope Francis Bobblehead

Pope Francis Bobblehead Author Danielle Selber
ISBN-10 0762456922
Year 2015-04-28
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Running Press
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“We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love.” From the moment Pope Francis became the Bishop of Rome, he has been a much admired and respected figure traveling all over the world to spread peace and goodwill. Included in this one-of-a-kind kit is a collectible mini-size Pope Francis bobblehead and a full-color, 32-page book with photos, famous quotes, and a short bio about the man who is adored by millions.

What Pope Francis Really Said

What Pope Francis Really Said Author Tom Hoopes
ISBN-10 1632530503
Year 2016-10-21
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Servant Books
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In What Pope Francis Really Said, Benedictine College professor and nationally recognized journalist Tom Hoopes explores the ways Pope Francis is bringing the Catholic Church to bear on a dramatically changing world, not by altering its teachings but by applying enduring truths to new realities in fresh ways. With his spontaneous, likeable, and pastoral demeanor, Pope Francis is drawing both faithful and estranged Catholics as well as skeptics to take a closer look at the claims of Christ and the Catholic Church. In this book readers will be introduced to the central themes of Pope Francis's teachings and spirituality, which provide important context for his remarks. As readers explore his devotion to the Blessed Mother, the cross, and the Gospels, they'll come to see how the pope's Christ-centered vision informs all of his actions, and how his approach shows that the Gospel teaching is loving and effective. Pope Francis's faith is confident, not defensive. He took the bulletproof bubble off the popemobile, and has called us to let our guard down, too. He doesn't want us to walk timidly through the world shivering at its darkness; he wants us to stride confidently into it, holding our lanterns high. He doesn't want to define sinners by their faults and exclude them; he wants to define them by grace and welcome them in to renew themselves. "This is pure Gospel," he says. "God is greater than sin."

Lessons from Pope Francis for Children

Lessons from Pope Francis for Children Author Angela M. Burrin
ISBN-10 1593252668
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 29
Language en
Publisher
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Pope Francis has lessons for all of usyoung and old alike. In this beautifully illustrated book, the Holy Father talks about Gods love, our friendship with Jesus, the gift of the Holy Spirit, the importance prayer and taking care of the poor, how to get along in our families, and more. Each lesson is paired with a story from the Biblefrom the parable of the Good Samaritan to the wedding feast at Cana. This is a wonderful way for children to understand the Holy Fathers teachings as they grow in their Catholic faith.

Lord of the World

Lord of the World Author Robert Hugh Benson
ISBN-10 9783842499461
Year 2012-02-06
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher tredition
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Meeting God in the Upper Room

Meeting God in the Upper Room Author Peter J. Vaghi
ISBN-10 1632531267
Year 2017-02-03
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Servant Publications
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Recalling his own Holy Land pilgrimage experience, Monsignor Peter Vaghi explores three significant events in the life of the early Church that can be traced back to the Upper Room in Jerusalem: the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist, the post-resurrection appearances of Christ to his followers, and the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles at Pentecost.In writing about the Upper Room, Monsignor Vaghi tells of not just its historical significance, but its profound spiritual meaning, guiding us to a deeper appreciation and understanding of living the Christian life in prayer, worship and service. "

Who Does He Say You Are

Who Does He Say You Are Author Colleen C. Mitchell
ISBN-10 163253102X
Year 2016-08-05
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Servant Books
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Shortly after the death of their brother, Lazarus, Martha offers this confident response to Jesus's gentle challenge, echoing the confession of Peter: "Yes, Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God come into the world" (John 11:26-27). Her response to this question would change the course of her life--of all their lives. And to the extent that we echo her confession, it transforms us as well. In Who Does He Say You Are?, Catholic missionary and speaker Colleen Mitchell captures the confessions of twelve more women from the Gospels, and shows how their stories answer this crucial question of identity: "Who does he say you are?" Holding up Mary as the ultimate example of intimate, transforming union, Mitchell weaves together moving anecdotes of her own search for identity as a Catholic woman along with twelve accounts of women in Scripture that are at once fresh yet familiar. In so doing, Mitchell connects in a compelling and very personal way with the Scriptures, inspiring readers to "take up and read" in order to discover the answer to this all-important question for themselves. Questions at the end of each chapter can easily be adapted for group study, or used for private journaling or quiet reflection.

Good News about Sex and Marriage

Good News about Sex and Marriage Author Christopher West
ISBN-10 0867166193
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Franciscan Media
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The author, a diocesan director of marriage and family life, answers the questions about human sexuality and marriage that he always encounters in the numerous adult audiences he addresses. He provides thoughtful responses that present Catholic Church teaching in a fresh, thoroughly appealing, and convincing manner. A Servant Book. Also available: The Good News about Sex & Marriage Seminar Workbook Other editions available: Audiobook (compact disc) Audiobook (cassettes)