Writings of Pope Francis/ Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Education for Choosing Life: Proposal for Difficult TimesEvangelii Gaudium’ the first Apostolic Exhortation from Pope FrancisOn Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty First CenturyOpen Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following JesusThe Church of Mercy: My Vision for the ChurchThe Light of Faith: Lumen Fidei (Libreria Editrice Vaticana)The People Wish to See Jesus: Reflections for Those who TeachThe Way of Humility: Corruption and Sin, On Self-AccusationWalking with Pope Francis: 30 days with the Encyclical The Light of Faith
Education for Choosing Life: Proposal for Difficult Times

Education for Choosing Life: Proposal for Difficult Times

These messages to teachers were given by Pope Francis while he was cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires. The cardinal began these reflections with the assertion that teaching is an act of hope, which requires a vision of what it means to be human, the belief that this vision can be realized to some degree even in a fallen world, and the creativity to find ways to achieve it.

Claret Publishing Group  125 pages

Evangelii GaudiumEvangelii Gaudium’ the first Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis

“THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium)

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html

On Heaven and EarthOn Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty First Century

For years Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Argentina, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka were tenacious promoters of interreligious dialogues on faith and reason. They both sought to build bridges among Catholicism, Judaism, and the world at large. On Heaven and Earth, originally published in Argentina in 2010, brings together a series of these conversations where both men talked about various theological and worldly issues, including God, fundamentalism, atheism, abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and globalization. From these personal and accessible talks comes a first-hand view of the man who would become pope to 1.2 billion Catholics around the world in March 2013.

Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 19 Apr 2013, 256 pages

Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following JesusOpen Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus

These reflections are deeply rooted in the Scriptures and in the pastoral experiences of the pope. They are relevant to everyone who seeks to grow in understanding the call to follow Jesus. They also constitute the best introduction to the energetic and wise spirituality of the pope.

Claretian Publications  www.bibleclaret.org. 320

The Church of MercyThe Church of Mercy: My Vision for the Church

Collected from Pope Francis’s speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, The Church of Mercy is the first Vatican-authorized book detailing his vision for the Catholic Church. From how to be citizens of the world to answering God’s call for evangelization, Pope Francis’s deep wisdom reminds us that the Church must move beyond its own walls and joyfully bring God’s mercy wherever suffering, division, or injustice exists.

Loyola Press.  200 pages.

The Light of FaithThe Light of Faith: Lumen Fidei (Libreria Editrice Vaticana)

Faith is the source of light, of guidance for the Christian life. “We walk by faith, not by sight”, wrote St Paul. In his first encyclical Pope Francis reflects on the meaning of faith, the beginning of God’s gracious salvation. Although officially Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei) is an encyclical of Pope Francis and reflects his teaching ministry, it is also reflects the work of Pope Emeritus Benedict. This is not only Francis’ first encyclical; it is also the first encyclical to have been openly written by two successors of St. Peter.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20130629_enciclica-lumen-fidei.html

TThe People Wish to See Jesus: Reflections for Those who TeachThe People Wish to See Jesus: Reflections for Those who Teach

These essays and talks by Pope Francis are packed with powerful insights into what catechesis, teaching and learning really mean for Christians.   Starting with a tender care for the person of the educator, and of the student, Pope Francis sheds profound light on the human condition, our need for the Good News, and the right way to share it—joyfully.

Claretian Publications Philippines.  144 pages.

The Way of Humility: Corruption and Sin, On Self-AccusationThe Way of Humility: Corruption and Sin, On Self-Accusation

Originally a series written by Pope Francis while he was cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, these profound meditations give an inspiring introduction to the path of humility and love needed to form true Christian communities. They are divided into two separate works: Corruption and Sin, and Self-Accusation.

Claret Publishing Group    105 pages.

Walking with Pope Francis: 30 days with the Encyclical The Light of FaithWalking with Pope Francis: 30 days with the Encyclical The Light of Faith

Spend thirty days reflection on these beautiful and tender teachings about faith. A related Scripture passage, a prayer and a practice in response to the pope’s message will help you experience the deep joy of a faith-filled life.

Twenty-Third Publications.  32 pages