St Francis - A Saint for Our Time

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St Francis - A Saint for Our Time

  1. 1. Lord, Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon, Where there is discord, union, Where there is doubt, faith, Where there is error, truth, Where there is despair, hope, Where there is sadness, joy, Where there is darkness, light. A Prayer Attributed to St. Francis
  2. 2. Pope Francis, Holy Week 2013
  3. 3. "My brother, when thou seest a poor man, behold in him a mirror of the Lord, and of His poor Mother. In the sick, in like manner, consider that He bore our sicknesses."St. Francis
  4. 4. “Oh, how I would love a poor church, and for the poor.” Pope
  5. 5. “Those who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity will deal likewise with their fellow man." St. Francis
  6. 6. "Let us protect Christ in our lives, so that we can protect others, so that we can protect creation! as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God’s gifts!."Pope Francis
  7. 7. “During the election, when the votes reached two thirds, there was the usual applause, because the Pope had been elected. And Cardinal Hummes gave me a hug and a kiss, and said: “Don’t forget the poor!” And those words came to me: the poor, the poor. Then, right away, thinking of the poor, I thought of Francis of Assisi. Then I thought of all the wars, as the votes were still being counted, till the end. Francis is also the man of peace. That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi. For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation; these days we do not have a very good relationship with creation, do we? He is the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man … How I would like a Church which is poor and for the poor!” Pope Francis

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