The Church of Mercy

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The Church of Mercy

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Catholic Press Association Award, 2015, Second Place: Spirituality (Hard Cover)


“A magnificent book, bursting with profound spiritual insights, from a man who has quickly become one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time.”
James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

Since he was elected, Pope Francis’s simple message of mercy, service, and renewal has spread to every corner of the world. Through his gentle demeanor, selfless actions, and welcoming call for service to others, Pope Francis has captured the attention of a world longing for an authentic message of hope—we want to hear what he has to say.

Collected from Pope Francis’s speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, The Church of Mercy is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church. From how to be citizens of the world to answering God’s call for evangelization, Pope Francis’s deep wisdom reminds us that the Church must move beyond its own walls and joyfully bring God’s mercy wherever suffering, division, or injustice exists.

Named TIME Magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year,” Pope Francis is helping the Church continue toward an authentic Christianity that is faithful to the Gospel and resonant with the world’s greatest needs. The Church of Mercy encourages each of us to ignite the flame within to help share the light of Christ and revitalize the Church.

Pope Francis 

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.

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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.

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On Hope

Pope Francis has a simple, life-changing message: God’s love can grace us with a lasting and sustaining hope, no matter how dark or confusing our situation.

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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.

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Dear Pope Francis Letter Kit

A copy of Dear Pope Francis and a kit to help children write their own letters to Pope Francis.

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Querido Papa Francisco y kit para la familia

Incluye el libro Querido Papa Francisco, un kit para que los niños y sus familias escriban sus propias cartas al Papa, y el muñeco didáctico Jesús el Maestro.

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Querido Papa Francisco y kit para escribir cartas

Si compra el libro Querido Papa Francisco directamente de Loyola Press, incluiremos un kit gratis* para que los niños y sus familias escriban su propia carta al Papa Francisco.

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Querido Papa Francisco

El Papa responde a las cartas de niños de todo el mundo

Los niños pequeños tienen GRANDES preguntas. En Querido Papa Francisco, el Papa Francisco responde directamente a las preguntas de niños de todo el mundo.

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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.

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Dear Pope Francis

The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World

Small children have BIG questions. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis answers 30 questions from children around the world. Also available in Spanish!


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Walking with Jesus

A Way Forward for the Church

This book is part of the One Book, One Parish special offer.

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The Joy of Discipleship

Reflections from Pope Francis on Walking with Christ

Reflections from Pope Francis on what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus, and how discipleship can frame and form our everyday lives as Christians. Click here to download the discussion guide for The Joy of Discipleship.

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Walking with Jesus

A Way Forward for the Church

In this major new book, Pope Francis presents the heart of his approach to living as a Christian: following in the steps of Jesus.


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