Revolution of Love and Tenderness
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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.

 

Learn more by attending an upcoming event and reviewing recent newsletter columns. 

 

Recent Director’s Columns

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

Mar 31
2017
Friday
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12:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Expositon and Adoration will take place in the Saint Joseph Chapel, ground level.At the request of Pope Francis, we are embarking on A Revolution of Love and Tenderness. The source...
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Mar 31
2017
Friday
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4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
The Sacrament of Confession will take place Augustine of Hippo Room located inside the Saint Joseph Chapel, ground level. ParkingAccessibility
Mar 31
2017
Friday
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8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
At the request of Pope Francis, we are embarking on A Revolution of Love and Tenderness. The source and summit of this revolution is God. It is in God that we find our inspiration...
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Apr 1
2017
Saturday
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8:00 AM
The Sacrament of Confession will celebrated in the Augustine of Hippo Room inside the Saint Joseph Chapel, ground level.ParkingAccessibility
St. Joseph Chapel
Apr 1
2017
Saturday
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10:30 AM
Mass will take place in the Saint Jospeh Chapel, ground level.Refreshments will be served immediately after Mass. ParkingAccessibility
Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Apr 2
2017
Sunday
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11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
How can the three Lenten Gospels inspire us to become a radical expression of God's love and tenderness? Join us and explore these stories that we know so well in a new light  - the Woman at the Well...
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Islamic center
Apr 2
2017
Sunday
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1:00 PM
Building Bridges: Understanding IslamJoin us for a three-part series to learn more about the Islamic faith.Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelMarch 12, 26, Apr 2, 1:00pm Introduction to...
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Apr 10
2017
Monday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls behind the high altar.
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Apr 11
2017
Tuesday
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9:15 AM
Morning Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls behind the high altar.
Apr 11
2017
Tuesday
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5:30 PM
This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, yet beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of communal prayer focused on reconciliation and healing. The service is...