God of the Living: 3-Minute Retreat
God of the Living

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

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

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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Sobre la fe

En Sobre la fe, el Papa Francisco toma ejemplos del Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento y de su propia vida para mostrarnos que la fe, al igual que la esperanza, está enraizada en el amor.

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Sharing the Wisdom of Time

A collection of personal stories in which grandparents and elders from around the world share from their “reservoirs of wisdom” to inspire and guide.

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