Reflections from Pope Francisfeatures brief excerpts for
contemplation from Pope Francis's homilies, speeches, and addresses
- along with an invitation to prayer, writing, and action in a
unique journal-style book, with space for readers to write their
own reflections on the powerful messages.
Susan Stark has thirty-plus years of experience in management and leadership training Most recently she has been involved in the creative development, writing and editing of both print and Web-based education curriculums and marketing resources for major Catholic religious and educational publishers.
"If the world had to pick a CEO of Compassion, Pope Francis would
fill the post ably. His words remind us of the opportunity to make
every moment shine with grace and of the freedom that comes from
opening our hearts."
-Kristin Ohlson, author of Stalking the Divine
"We have in this volume a vision of how Pope Francis sees the mission of the Church and of society. His reflections are inspiring and challenging, demanding and joy-filled. Anyone accepting the invitation to journal with Pope Francis will be enriched."
-Bishop Robert Morneau, auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay
"Reflections from Pope Francis is a mosaic of shards and snippets of papal wisdom, insights by a Bishop of Rome with the common touch, an attractive humility, and a deep familiarly with scripture, the human condition, the yearning call to holiness."
-Michael W Higgins, author of Thomas Merton: Faithful Visionary and The Unquiet Monk: Thomas Merton's Questing Faith
"For those who want to know more about Pope Francis, but are short on time, this book has a wealth of wonderful, brief selections that are perfect for prayer and reflection. Pierson and Stark capture the pope's theology of mercy and his call to live more joyfully and authentically as followers of Christ."
-Julie Hanlon Rubio, author of Family Ethics: Practices for Christians and Professor of Christian Ethics, St. Louis University
"Susan Stark and Dan Pierson have done us all a great favor by gathering gems from Pope Francis's statements during his first year as Pope. Each selection touches on a key aspect of the Pope's ministry; the sentences or paragraph selected capture his heart and spirit so well. With ample space for reflection, journaling, and sharing, this book serves well as a resource for individual reflection and small-group exchange. Evangelizers, pastors, preachers, religious education directors, and those serving as adult faith formators will cherish this wonderful collection."
-Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP, president of the Paulist Evangelization Ministries