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  • Pope praises Little Sisters of Jesus for friendship with the poor

    Pope praises Little Sisters of Jesus for friendship with the poor

    Inspired by Blessed Charles de Foucauld, Madeleine Hutin — a Frenchwoman later known as Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus — founded the Little Sisters of Jesus in Algeria in 1939, sharing the lives of mainly Muslim nomads. As the order grew and spread to other countries, the sisters shared the lives of factory workers, Roma, circus and carnival workers, and other communities of poor people.

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  • Charity is at the heart of the church, pope tells Vincentians

    Charity is at the heart of the church, pope tells Vincentians

    In a message to the Vincentian family, Pope Francis praised St. Vincent de Paul’s prophetic intuition “of valuing the extraordinary feminine abilities that emerged in St. Louise de Marillac’s spiritual finesse and human sensibility.” The pope said the members of both congregations St. Vincent founded — the Daughters of Charity and the Congregation of the Mission — must continue to find their footing upon the rock, which is the “poor Jesus who asks to be recognized in those who are poor and without a voice.”

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  • Pope urges Trappists to share their silence, simplicity

    Pope urges Trappists to share their silence, simplicity

    Pope Francis said the Trappist dedication to prayer is “an expression of your love for God and a reflection of a love that embraces all of humanity.” Being contemplatives, he said, is a process or journey in which the monks and nuns become “men and women of prayer, ever more pervaded by love for the Lord and transformed into his friends.”

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