Pope Francis has captured the hearts of the faithful throughout the world. Now, you can take a retreat with his words and example, opening the door to a deeper relationship with God.
Pope Francis is a pope of firsts: the first Jesuit, the first to take the name Francis, and the first pope from the Americas. His papacy has been marked by a style of simplicity, warmth, and an emphasis on the heart of the Gospel.
In his opening conference in a retreat to the bishops of Latin America, Francis said, "What moves us most is the desire to thank God and to praise him." Like Pope Francis, we are all called to conversion, impelled towards the renewal of our faith. By walking with Pope Francis, you will discover the importance of dialogue with yourself, the world, and God. In this retreat, you will enjoy six conferences that delve into the heart of Pope Francis's message.
Each conference begins with Scripture, and you will then interpret the passages through the lens of the pope's writings, life stories, and personal example. In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis cites Zephaniah 3:17: "The Lord, your God is in your midst...he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love." Join Pope Francis in experiencing a joyful renewal of your faith. (Photo by Agencia Brasil. CC BY 3.0 BR)