A New York Times Best Seller 2017 Association of Catholic Publishers—Book of the Year2017 Illumination Book Awards, Gold Medal: Children's Picture Book2017 Independent Press Awards, Distinguished Favorite: Book Cover Design—Children's 2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, First Place: Children's Books2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, First Place: Pope Francis If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be? Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. But all of them are from children who deserve to know and feel God’s unconditional love. Also available in Spanish as Querido Papa Francisco. "Feels akin to sitting in on a series of intimate conversations." -Publishers Weekly "The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children." -Kirkus Reviews
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Pope Francis has many "firsts" to his name. When he became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, he also became the first pope from the Western Hemisphere, the first from South America, and the first from the Jesuit order. During his papacy, Pope Francis has been outspoken about social and environmental issues, supporting the scientific evidence for global warming. This biography of Pope Francis's life shows readers the scope of his interesting life through stunning photographs and images. Fact boxes break important information into fun, bite-sized chunks.
This book explores the life of Pope Francis, a Roman Catholic pope of many firsts. He is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, and even the first from the Southern Hemisphere. This thoughtful and insightful book discusses the pope's early life as Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his work as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer before studying to become a priest. The book's focus will be on his concern for and work with the poor, and his outreach to people of different faiths.
When he spoke to the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who gathered in Kraków for World Youth Day 2016, Pope Francis pointed out to young people the dangers of apathy and materialism, inviting them to leave a mark on history by being proactive in following Jesus, transforming our broken world. In Dear Young Friends, Bishop Brendan Leahy introduces talks, conversations and dialogues that Pope Francis has had with young people, both at that event and on various other occasions since taking office. The Pope's eminently accessible and encouraging words, in both his speeches and one-to-one personal replies to questions, offer an invitation to young people to become active and hopeful participants in the Church today and to choose the challenging path of engagement with the Gospel message.
Pope Francis cares deeply about the health and happiness not only of today’s families, but also of tomorrow’s families. The pope continues to keep the theme of the family in the forefront through his speeches, homilies, addresses, and writings. Published in cooperation with the Vatican, this original collection brings Pope Francis’s teachings on the importance of family into focus in an elegant way. It covers themes of love and marriage, the promise of young people, and the vocation and mission of the family.
A collection of wisdom from one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders. When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th pope, he took the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, a figure renowned for his humility, wisdom, and concern for the poor. Since then, Pope Francis has followed in his namesake’s footsteps, rejecting worldly wealth and dedicating himself to helping the poor and disadvantaged. He has touched the world with his gentle wisdom, preaching a message of openness, love, and mercy. Collected here are some of the words that have made Pope Francis so beloved that he was even named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2013. Gathered from his speeches, homilies, sermons, and more, the quotations in this book will inspire any reader to become a more thoughtful, humble, and just person. The Wisdom of Pope Francis will appeal to anyone seeking the wisdom of a spiritual leader. The themes that run throughout Pope Francis’s ministrations will resonate with readers of any and all faiths and beliefs. Here are just a few examples of the wisdom of Pope Francis: “A bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” “Money has to serve, not to rule.” “We just cannot worry about ourselves.” “Do not be afraid of commitment, of sacrifice, and do not look with fear towards the future.” “True joy comes from a profound harmony between persons.” “The person who is most high among us must be at the service of the others.” “A faith which is lived out in a serious manner gives rise to acts of authentic charity.”
In this 101st title in the St. Joseph Picture Books, series offered by Catholic Book Publishing, children wi, ll discover, in simple words and full-color illustratio, ns, the story of Pope Francis. From his time as a young, boy on the soccer field in Argentina to his present ro, le as head of the Catholic Church in Rome, this book in, troduces children to the 266th man to be named Pope. Yo, ungsters will learn about his early life, his vocation, his special love for the poor, his election as Pope an, d the selection of his name, his simple acts of humilit, y and mercy, and his favorite Saints. Pope Francis: Man, of Peace from Catholic Book Publishing provides a perf, ect way for the children Pope Francis holds so dear to, become acquainted with the Holy Father.
From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions – on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor – and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis – Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis – from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become.
In Italy, they call him il Papa, which means “The Father.” Until his unprecedented election, author and friend Elisabetta Piqué called him Padre Jorge. He may have changed his name to become Pope Francis, but it did not change their friendship. Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, countless books have been written to help the world understand this deeply complex yet simple servant of God. What sets Pope Francis: Life and Revolution apart from all other biographies of Pope Francis is the careful research and original investigation behind it, along with the fact that it is written by an internationally respected journalist—Elisabetta Piqué—who has remained close to the Pope since first meeting him back in 2001. Over 75 individuals were interviewed for Pope Francis: Life and Revolution, including lay people, priests, bishops, and cardinals who have known or worked with Francis at various times in his life. Insights from these people, as well as from friends and family members, allow us to see a profoundly personal side of the Pope. His humility and humanity, courage and conviction, and warmth and wisdom are revealed as Piqué shares little-known episodes from Francis’s life. With a foreword by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Pope Francis: Life and Revolution is the definitive resource and narrative of a man personally known by few and revered and respected by many. Pope Francis: Life and Revolution reveals a man consistent in his beliefs and actions. He is a spiritual leader unwavering in his love for God, whose inner joy and peace move him—and can inspire us—to serve the least, the last, and the lost. Also available in Spanish! El Papa Francisco: vida y revolución