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In Your Eyes I See My Words: Homilies and Speeches from Buenos Aires, Volume 3: 2009-2013

In Your Eyes I See My Words: Homilies and Speeches from Buenos Aires, Volume 3: 2009-2013

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In Your Eyes I See My Words, Volume 3 brings together the homilies and speeches of Archbishop Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from 2009 through his election as Pope Francis on March 13, 2013. These writings provide an intimate glimpse into the theological, philosophical, scientific, and cultural-educational currents that forged the steady, loving, and nurturing leadership style with which Bergoglio guided the Church in Buenos Aires. That style has now done the same for the Church from Rome, a Church rocked by financial and moral scandals, and a world shaken by the first global pandemic in a century.

These writings were kneaded--a word he uses when talking about the work of molding the souls and character of youth and seminarians--in the relationships he formed in his bus rides to work and in his intense contact with all segments of the population. Because of that careful and prayerful process of kneading they have found their full development in Bergoglio's writing as Pope Francis, especially in Evangelii gaudium (November 2013); Gaudete et exsultate, On the call to sanctity (March 2018); and his encyclical Laudato si' (May 2015). In this final volume of Bergoglio's homilies and papers we meet European theologians and thinkers such as Hans Urs von Balthasar, Henri de Lubac, and Bergoglio's Uruguayan philosopher and friend, Methol Ferr , the literary figure Miguel ngel Asturias, and Enrique Santos Disc polo, a singer and composer of tangos that decry corruption.

In a prophetic conclusion, the last homily of this volume is an outline of the roadmap Pope Francis has followed throughout his papacy: one defined by ongoing love and care for God's people and that seeks to spread God's merciful anointing to those living on the margins of life.

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Published: 10/27/2020
Pages: 408
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780823289356

About the Author
Pope Francis (Author)
Pope Francis was born in Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, entered the Society of Jesus at age twenty-one, and was ordained in 1969 with a degree in philosophy. He became auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992, archbishop in 1998, and cardinal in 2001. He was elected as the first Jesuit pope on March 13, 2013.

Antonio Spadaro (Edited By)
Antonio Spadaro, S.J., is editor of the review La Civiltà Cattolica and teaches at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Patrick J. Ryan (Foreword By)
Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., is the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University.

Marina A. Herrera (Translator)
Marina A. Herrera is co-editor, translator, and writer for La Fe Viva, daily biblical devotions for Creative Communications for the Parish.

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