Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s 2017 Message for the World Day of Peace

Reflection
The theme of Pope Francis’s 2017 Message for World Day of Peace is “Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace.” This artistic reflection is based on his words: http://bit.ly/2j1m4sa.

Pope Francis’s Message for the 50th World Day of Peace: “Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace”

Prayer Service
This prayer service invites reflection on Pope Francis’s message on nonviolence for the 50th World Day of Peace.
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Pope Francis’s Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees - 2017

Video
The theme of Pope Francis’s 2017 Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.” This artistic reflection is based on his words:...
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Prayer to the Holy Family (English and Spanish)

Prayer
This prayer is offered in both English and Spanish and calls upon the Holy Family of Nazareth to be with all families who suffer from violence, rejection, and division.

Where God is Born, Hope is Born

This artistic reflection is based on Pope Francis’s 2015 Urbi et Orbi Christmas message: http://bit.ly/EFJChristmas16.
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“Mercy Is…” A Reflection on the Year of Mercy

Reflection
This artistic reflection demonstrates the ways we can understand and live out mercy as the Jubilee Year comes to its conclusion. This reflection uses images set to the song, “Deep Within,”...
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Creating Concerned Citizens of the Planet Earth

Creative Voice
Creative Voice Margaret Swedish (author, activist, and founder of the “Spirituality and Ecological Hope” project at the Center for New Creation) thoughtfully reveals the richness in the meaning...
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Themes from Pope Francis’s 2015 Trip to the United States

Reflection
This reflection categorizes quotes from Pope Francis’s trip to the United States by various themes found in Catholic social tradition. Reflection questions are included.
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“With You the World Can Be Different”

Reflection
Pope Francis challenged young adults in inspiring terms at World Youth Day 2016; this resource features his stirring words as well as questions and prayer.
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Pope Francis’s Message of Hope for Today’s Youth

Reflection
World Youth Day will bring hundreds of thousands of young people to Krakow to hear Pope Francis; it is a time to revaluate our efforts to reach our youth with in-depth knowledge of Catholic social...
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Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith): A Journey of Common Service

Prayer Service
On June 29, 2013, Pope Francis released the encyclical Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith). This prayer service invokes the sense of walking along a path as quotes from the encyclical are recited.
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