-Via Twitter, 6/7/16
"In this age lacking in social friendship, our first task is that of building community."
-Via Twitter, 6/7/16
“Reaching out to others is another Christian sign. Persons who describe themselves as Christian and who are unable to reach out to others, to go and meet them are not totally Christian. Being of service and reaching out to others both require going out from themselves: going out to serve and meet others, to embrace another person. Through Mary’s service towards others, through that encounter, our Lord’s promise is renewed and makes it happen now, just as it did then. And it is really our Lord – as we heard during the first Reading: ‘The Lord, your God, is in your midst’ – the Lord is about helping other people, the Lord is about meeting other people.”
-Homily on the Feast of the Visitation, May 31, 201
"I like hearing your questions because they make me think... I feel like a goalie, who is standing there waiting for the ball and not knowing where it's going to come from... I never imagined there was such a disconnect, truly. Thank you for telling me so courageously and for doing so with that smile."
-Pope Francis to members of the International Union of Superiors General, heads of women's religious orders from around the world, May 11, 2016
"God is peace: let us ask him to help us to be peacemakers each day, in our life, in our families, in our cities and nations, in the whole world. Let us allow ourselves to be moved by God’s goodness. "
-December 25, 2013
"I want to reaffirm once again the trust which Jesus drives us: a mercy that embraces us all and in all corners of the earth. There is no room where his mercy can't reach, no space or person he can't touch."
-Conclusion of Visit to Mexico, February 17, 2016
"I continue to say that today the revolution [needed] is that of tenderness, because justice and all the rest come from it. We have to cultivate the revolution of tenderness today as a fruit of this Year of Mercy, the tenderness of God toward each one of us."
-Interview with Credere, December 2, 2015
"Let us not be afraid: Let us allow ourselves to be embraced by the mercy of God who awaits us and forgives all. Nothing is sweeter than His mercy. Let us allow ourselves to be caressed by God: the Lord is so good, and He forgives all."
-Angelus, December 8, 2015
"The Lord's presence dwells in families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes."
-Via Twitter, April 13, 2016
"To understand, forgive, accompany, and integrate. That is the mindset which should prevail in the Church."
-Via Twitter, April 12, 2016
"Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out of love for us, died on the cross, and out of love he rose again from the dead. That is why we proclaim today: Jesus is Lord! His resurrection fulfils the prophecy of the Psalm: God’s mercy endures for ever; it never dies."
-Urbi et Orbi, Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016
Words of Wisdom from Pope Francis. Quotes come from homilies, statements, papal statements, Twitter and more!