Pope Francis on Jesus in our lives
Jesus no longer belongs to the past but lives in the present and is projected toward the future; Jesus I the everlasting “today” of God. This is how the newness of God appears to the women [at the empty tomb], the disciples, and all of us: as victory over sin, evil, and death—over everything that crushes life and makes it seem less human. And this is a message meant for me and for you, dear sister, for you, dear brother. How often does Love have to tell us, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Our daily problems and worries can wrap us up in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness . . . and that is where death is. That is not the place to look for the One who is alive!
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, the first pope from the Americas, and his papacy is defined by his emphasis on mercy, service, and humility.
Books by Pope Francis
Embracing the Way of Jesus
Reflections from Pope Francis on Living Our Faith
Reflections from Pope Francis on what it really means to be a disciple of Jesus today, and how that identity should guide our every thought and action.
The Church of Mercy
In The Church of Mercy, readers get a first-hand look at Pope Francis’s vision of the good news of Christian hope and mercy.
Dear Pope Francis Family Kit
A copy of Dear Pope Francis, a letter writing kit for children and families to write their own letters to the Pope, and a Jesus the Teacher plush figure.