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By Pope Francis Gustavo Larrazabal Joseph Owens | Comments: ( 214 ) | Date: ( Sep 21, 2019 )

This book is not just for reading It is a path for prayer and a guide for life.Pope Francis connects with people, especially the young, the forgotten, and the forlorn The cameras show him in Rome, in Brazil, in Lampedusa reaching out to the crowds, holding infants, embracing the disabled What is the source of his energy, and his spiritual vitality This book is perhapsThis book is not just for reading It is a path for prayer and a guide for life.Pope Francis connects with people, especially the young, the forgotten, and the forlorn The cameras show him in Rome, in Brazil, in Lampedusa reaching out to the crowds, holding infants, embracing the disabled What is the source of his energy, and his spiritual vitality This book is perhaps the best introduction to what makes the Pope the engaging pastor he is.During his years as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Bergoglio s constant theme was how to follow Jesus unreservedly, even in the hectic turmoil of our modern world The texts of these talks, handpicked for this volume, reveal the spiritual depths of Pope Francis as perhaps no other work does.The strong scriptural orientation of the Pope is evident in the countless references to both the Old and New Testament To help the reader, this edition supplements the original text by providing scriptural citations.The language of these pages speaks to the heart as much as to the mind These are meditations to be savored rather than just read quickly and filed away.


  • Title: Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus
  • Author: Pope Francis Gustavo Larrazabal Joseph Owens
  • ISBN: 9780824519971
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover

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Pope Francis Gustavo Larrazabal Joseph Owens

Pope Francis Latin Franciscus Italian Francesco Spanish Francisco born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936 is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non European pope since the Syrian Gregory III, who died in 741.Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer before beginning seminary studies He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina s provincial superior of the Society of Jesus He was accused of handing two priests to the National Reorganization Process during the Dirty War, but the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created a cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II He led the Argentine Church during the December 2001 riots in Argentina, and the administrations of N stor Kirchner and Cristina Fern ndez de Kirchner considered him a political rival Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March.Throughout his public life, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, emphasis on God s mercy, concern for the poor, and commitment to interfaith dialogue He is credited with having a humble, less formal approach to the papacy than his predecessors, for instance choosing to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse rather than in the papal apartments of the Apostolic Palace used by his predecessors In addition, due to both his Jesuit and Ignatian aesthetic, he is known for favoring simpler vestments void of ornamentation, including refusing the traditional papal mozzetta cape upon his election, choosing silver instead of gold for his piscatory ring, and keeping the same pectoral cross he had as Cardinal He maintains that the church should be open and welcoming He does not support unbridled capitalism, Marxism, or Marxist versions of liberation theology Francis maintains the traditional views of the church regarding abortion, euthanasia, contraception, homosexuality, ordination of women, and priestly celibacy He opposes consumerism, irresponsible development, and supports taking action on climate change, a focus of his papacy with the promulgation of Laudato si In international diplomacy, he helped to restore full diplomatic relations between the U.S and Cuba.



Comments Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus

  • Stuart

    Before I even read Open Mind, Faithful Heart, I was reading endorsements about this book. Some billed it as a book that would reveal the secrets and future of the papacy under Pope Francis. However, after reading the book, I would say that is not the case at all. Instead, you will find Ignatian-inspired spiritual reflections, which hopefully help the reader learn how to grow nearer to Jesus.Part One is appropriately titled "Encountering Jesus." In this section, we see various passages of the Gos [...]


  • Sheila

    I enjoyed this book mostly because it gave me a look at the mind, and the way of thinking of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the man who would become Pope Francis. I love Pope Francis, even though I am not a Catholic, so I was interested in seeing how the man who would be Pope thought.The book seems to be presented to his fellow clergy, and I found it very insightful, and it showed the compassion and piety of the man.


  • Philip

    These are terrific meditations based on Scripture.The style is simple and direct, but full of insight. Most of these meditations were, it seems, originally intended for an audience of priests, but they can easily be adapted by lay people.


  • Joaquin Mejia

    Beautiful


  • Maggie Pate

    Simply written but deep and thoughtful. Excellent source for daily mediation.


  • D

    Oddly edited, yet pithy prose.Living in Constant EncounterAn abyss separates the priest from the religious functionary; they are qualitatively different. Sadly, however, the priest can be slowly transformed, little-by-little, into a religious functionary. When that happens, the priesthood ceases to be a bridge, and the priest is no longer a pontifex, a builder of bridges; he ends up simply having a function to perform. He ceases to be a mediator and becomes simply an intermediary. No one chooses [...]


  • Colleen

    Kind of an odd compilation. Many of these writings were actually directed to priests, but were interesting to read.I love Pope Francis, but I don't think this editor put together a cohesive work. Still glad that I have been able to expand my readings of the Pope's work.


  • Kelly

    Pope Francis writes well, and has many thought-provoking and valuable reflections to share about living our own lives in faith and sharing the faith with those around us, as well as some insightful perspectives on certain Scripture passages that I hadn't considered before. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars rather than 5 is that it's aimed primarily at priests and spends a lot of time talking about priests' pastoral duties and other things not particularly relevant to me. This wouldn't bother [...]


  • Tim Muldoon

    I read this book while preparing for a pilgrimage to Rome, during which our group met with Pope Francis. His voice comes through beautifully in these short meditations: highly recommended for prayer or spiritual reading.


  • Lindsay Wilcox

    The first section had too any quotations and not enough original writing, but the letters to the seven churches in Revelation was great.Read my full review at Austin CNM.


  • John Silva

    It's "hard reading"; there are a great many points raised, sometimes targeted at priests specifically because of (at the time) Cardinal Bergoglio was addressing them, but many times really challenging thoughts.


  • David

    Thought provoking. Helps one search his own soul, heart and mind. These meditations not only helps the reader know our Popes heart but our own.


  • Michael Goodwin

    This is a wonderful book full of pastoral reflections of our current Pope, Francis. Each chapter can be a part of a daily devotion. I enjoyed this very much and will return to it again.


  • Daniel Wray

    I should have used it more as a devotional, I think I would have appreciated it more if I had.


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