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Pope Francis: We Need Saints by lacum: 6:35pm On Aug 01, 2013
"We need saints without cassocks, without veils - we need saints with
jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to
music, that hang out with their friends. We need saints that place God in
first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look
for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity,
chastity and all good things. We need saints - saints for the 21st century
with a spirituality appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have
a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change.
We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be
afraid of living in the world by their presence in it. We need saints that
drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen
to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid
or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need
saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theater. We need saints that
are open sociable normal happy companions. We need saints who are in
this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without
being callous or mundane. We need saints."
- Pope Francis, World Youth Day 2013
www.ourcatholicfaith.org
Re: Pope Francis: We Need Saints by Syncan(m): 8:30pm On Aug 01, 2013
yea, yea. We need such saints, enough of the "Righteous" pharisees!
Re: Pope Francis: We Need Saints by onuleo(m): 10:55pm On Aug 01, 2013
Evrbdy loves dz pope
Re: Pope Francis: We Need Saints by italo: 8:34am On Aug 02, 2013
I have a feeling this piece will be read and quoted and remembered for centuries.

It's a classic.

Just like St. JoseMaria Escriva would say: (paraphrasing) Sainthood/sanctity is not meant for religious (priests, nuns etc) alone. And we dont have to leave where we are to be saints. We are ALL called to be saints, right where we are. At work, school, malls, bus station...we will be saints if we do all we do for/with the love of God.
Re: Pope Francis: We Need Saints by Syncan(m): 9:38am On Aug 02, 2013
italo: I have a feeling this piece will be read and quoted and remembered for centuries.

It's a classic.

Just like St. JoseMaria Escriva would say: (paraphrasing) Sainthood/sanctity is not meant for religious (priests, nuns etc) alone. And we dont have to live where we are to be saints. We are ALL called to be saints, right where we are. At work, school, malls, bus station...we will be saints if we do all we do for/with the love of God.

True talk.
Re: Pope Francis: We Need Saints by italo: 10:12am On Aug 02, 2013
So I just found out this poem was wrongly attributed to Pope Francis. He never said or wrote it at the WYD or anywhere else. The poem has been on the internet from as early as 2010 and has sometimes being attributed to Blessed John Paul but that too is unproven.

However, it's still very beautiful, true and relevant.
Re: Pope Francis: We Need Saints by Syncan(m): 10:14am On Aug 02, 2013
italo: So I just found out this poem was wrongly attributed to Pope Francis. He never said or wrote it at the WYD or anywhere else. The poem has been on the internet from as early as 2010 and has sometimes being attributed to Blessed John Paul but that too is unproven.

However, it's still very beautiful, true and relevant.

Aha, Oga Lacum please try to edit asap.
Re: Pope Francis: We Need Saints by lacum: 11:18am On Aug 02, 2013
thank u italo and syncan
ur research was right, though he used it as well in Rio

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