Revolution of Love and Tenderness
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Elyse Rethlake, Art by Sr Mary Ann Osborne

Revolution of Love and Tenderness

A Revolution of Love and Tenderness

In his Apostolic Letter entitled: “Misericordia et Misera” or “Mercy and Misery” or one could say: “mercy meets and heals misery” Pope Francis calls on us to “unleash the creativity of mercy” so as “to bring about new undertakings, the fruit of grace.” 

In response we decided to continue on the path of mercy by initiating a Revolution of Love and Tenderness. Revolutions, peaceful and otherwise have changed the world. Our suffering world is in dire need of a great change. So we propose a peaceful revolution accomplished through love and tenderness, two Christian strengths Pope Francis often links to mercy. 

The post-revolutionary world we envision is a world where people respect and honor all life and protect all of creation; where people bridge divides and work toward the common good; where people end all discrimination and accept one another no matter who they are; where people end all speech and acts of hatred and division; and where people have learned how to put the “we” before the “I.” 

This is the world God had envisioned, it is the world we envision.

 

 

 

Publications

BASILICA Magazine Spring 2017, A Revolution of Love and Tenderness

Janice Andersen, Director of Christian Life, A Revolution of Love and Tenderness, November 21, 2016

Johan van Parys, Ph.D., Director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts, A Revolution of Love and Tenderness, December 7, 2016
 

Upcoming Events

Martin Luther
Sep 21
2017
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Luther, the Reformation, and the Question of Christian Unity Saint John's Theology DayThursday, September 21, 6:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelFree of charge, open to the...
Sep 30
2017
Saturday
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9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This Northside Bus Tour is an opportunity to go to North Minneapolis to see both the struggles and the beauty of the North Side of our city. The Bus Tour will be guided by Don Samuels, former...
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Iraq Family
Oct 1
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM
Meet the Mentors who work with the six families The Basilica cosponsors through your generosity and prayer. These families have arrived in Minnesota from Somalia, Iraq, Burma, Djibouti, and El...
Oct 7
2017
Saturday
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Life After Trauma: Heart, Soul, and Spirit Saturday, October 7, 7:00pm Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level Join us for a special presentation with Cindy Parsons of The Wounded Warrior Project and...
Harvest Pack Volunteers 2016
Oct 8
2017
Sunday
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10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Help Feed the HungryVolunteer to help pack more than 30,000 meals that will be donated to Community Emergency Services and sent abroad to the Philippines or Haiti. Packing will take place following...
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Martin Luther
Oct 22
2017
Sunday
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1:00 PM
Martin Luther’s Life and LegacySunday, October 22, 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelAn introduction to the life and theology of Martin Luther, the German monk who sought to reform the...
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Oct 27
2017
Friday
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8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The National Lutheran Choir presents a premier performance of Holy Spirit Mass by Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen.Commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this new work for...
zAmya Theater
Oct 29
2017
Sunday
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5:45 PM
zAmya Theater Project: Reality Road ShowSunday, October 29, 5:45pmBasilica School, Great HallFree of chargeThe 2017 Reality Roadshow takes media stereotypes of homelessness and turns them inside out...
Homeless Jesus Sculpture
Nov 5
2017
Sunday
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1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Dorothy Day: A Voice for JusticeSunday, November 5, 1:00pmTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower Level [asset-2264-149]As a socially conscious journalist and activist--from her late teens until her death at...
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Homeless Jesus Sculpture
Nov 19
2017
Sunday
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Sculpture DedicationSunday, November 19, 1:00pmThe World Day of The PoorInstallation and dedication of Homeless Jesus sculpture with a presentation from the artist Timothy P. Schmalz...