Posts Tagged ‘Francis of Assisi’

Lazarus comes to town – Pope Francis: making faith concrete Comments 1

Friday, April 19th, 2013
Raymond Pelly

On Maundy Thursday I was struck by these words from a hymn (133, Common Praise). We strain to glimpse your mercy-seat, and find you kneeling at our feet. In the action of having our feet washed or in washing the feet of another, we acted out concretely the love and very presence of Christ. Christ, then, the Read more

The life of Pope Francis’ namesake Comments 1

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

At a time when the Catholic Church was sinking into opulence and pomposity, a powerful religious countercurrent formed in the High Middle Ages: beggar-monks like Francis of Assisi, who preached abstinence and humility. A profile of the religious leader who has become the new pope’s namesake. Editor’s note: After his election to the papacy this Read more