World Day of the Poor Tag

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, Nov. 15, 2020 • It is not the world’s day of poverty. It is the world day of the poor. The Pope of the Poor, as many call him, puts them at the center. The poor, the 100 at Mass, the thousands of poor, but concrete poor: those who have no roof over their heads, those who do not know how to pay their bills, those who suffer from hunger, those who have no money to pay for their studies or those of their children?Read More
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POPE FRANCIS – WORLD DAY OF THE POOR • On the second World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis called for us to listen to the “cry of those who live in troubled waters”. At the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, he admonished the Church and the faithful for not paying more attention to the “momentary storms”, but to “invite Jesus on board” and like him, give our hands to the poor. — And not only out of a sense of social responsibility (this too), but a theological need: anRead More
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, Maria Fischer with material from ACI and RV • Thousands of poor and excluded people will participate in the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in Rome on Sunday 19 November to commemorate the first World Day of the Poor. After the Mass, 1.500 people will gather in Pope Paul VI Hall for a festive meal with Pope Francis, while another 2.500 people will be welcomed at various seminaries and Catholic colleges where they will also receive lunch. The poor will be joined by membersRead More
Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Poor; schoenstatt.org editorial team • Let’s always remember that our faith is concrete: the Word became flesh, not an idea!  — This tweet by Pope Francis posted a few days ago is a good summary of one of his key concerns, a concern that he shares with Fr. Kentenich and with many of his spiritual sons and daughters. From the Cross, Jesus did not say to us: “Here are your books,” but rather said: “Here is your mother.” Real life. TheRead More