Celebrating Eucharist: 3-Minute Retreat
Celebrating Eucharist

Pope Francis on the Eucharist

It is not creativity, however pastoral it may be, or meetings or planning that ensures our fruitfulness, even if these are greatly helpful. But what ensures our fruitfulness is our being faithful to Jesus, who says insistently: “Abide in me and I in you” (John 15:4). And we know well what that means: to contemplate him, to worship him, to embrace him, in our daily encounter with him in the Eucharist, in our life of prayer, in our moments of adoration; it means to recognize him present and to embrace him in those most in need. “Being with” Christ does not mean isolating ourselves from others. Rather, it is a “being with” in order to go forth and encounter others.


Pope Francis

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

Sobre el amor

En Sobre el amor, el Papa Francisco usa las Escrituras para conectarnos con su perdurable creencia de que fuimos creados por Dios para ser sus instrumentos de amor en el mundo.

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On Love by Pope Francis

In On Love Pope Francis uses Scripture to connect us to his abiding belief that we were created to be God’s instruments of love in the world.

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On Faith

In On Faith, Pope Francis draws on stories from the Old and New Testaments and examples from his own life to show that faith, like hope, is rooted in love.

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