REFLECTIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS: An Invitation to Journaling, Prayer and Action features 125 brief excerpts for contemplation from Pope Francis' homilies, speeches, and addresses during the first year of his papacy--along with an invitation to prayer, writing, and action in a unique, journal-style format.
Included with each reflection are Scripture passages that highlight important themes for humanity--such as care for the poor, mercy, forgiveness, and brotherhood.
Susan Stark and I are excited about the possibilities this book offers a parish community. There are numerous applications for using the book as an evangelization and spiritual reflection tool within the various ministries of a parish, such as adult education, catechist formation, evangelization, RCIA, prayer and reflection at the beginning of pastoral staff meetings and parish committees.
Susan Stark and Dan Pierson
The book is available in paperback, e-book format, as an audio book, and a
2 CD set
“We have in this volume a vision of how Pope Francis sees the mission of the Church and of society. His reflections are inspiring and challenging, demanding and joy-filled. Anyone accepting the invitation to journal with Pope Francis will be enriched.”
—Bishop Robert Morneau, auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay
The homilies, speeches, and addresses of the radical new face of the Vatican, Pope Francis, are celebrated in this journal-style book that invites everyone to prayer, writing, and action.
Pope Francis’s messages are peppered with space for readers to write down their own reflections, making this book a living and personal document.
Along with his statements of matters close to Pope Francis’s heart—the poor, mercy, forgiveness, and brotherhood—you’ll find scriptural passages that pull everything together.
Lauren Passell - Barnes & Noble Reads: Christian Classics for Easter
What a treasure we have in Reflections from Pope Francis! Susan Stark and Dan Pierson have carefully chosen the words of Pope Francis excerpted from his homilies, meditations, speeches and even Twitter feeds for us to reflect on and to use as a springboard for prayer, journaling, and action. Accompanying each selection is an appropriate Scriptural verse, adding to the power of the Pope’s words and helping us recall our belief that the Holy Father is the rock on which today’s Church is built.
This wonderful resource invites, inspires, and ignites our religious imagination and calls us to a deeper faith.
Kate Ristow - Catechetical Consultant, Speaker, and Writer