The Wisdom of Pope Francis

Skyhorse
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A collection of wise words from one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders.
 
“A bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”
“Money has to serve, not to rule.”
“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.”
 
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.
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About the author

David Birch was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a graduate of Washington University. He works as a freelance writer and editor. He currently resides in San Francisco, California.

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Skyhorse
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Published on
Mar 10, 2015
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781632209436
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
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