God of the Living: 3-Minute Retreat

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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

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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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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Sobre la esperanza

El Papa Francisco ofrece un mensaje simple y transformador: el amor de Dios nos ofrece la gracia de una esperanza duradera y sustentadora, sin importar lo oscuro o confuso de nuestra situación.

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