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

Jun 2
2017
Friday
at
7:00 PM
Join our Muslim brothers and sisters and Basilica parishioners in a meal to end a Ramadan fast. Cost is $10 at the door, or pre-register at www.cairmn.com. As we build bridges, we are stronger...
music series
Jun 4
2017
Sunday
at
3:00 PM
Gregorian Vespers for the Solemnity of Pentecost will be held in The Basilica choir stalls.The Rose Ensemble
Notre Dame Children’s Choir Concert
Jun 15
2017
Thursday
at
7:30 PM
Notre Dame Children’s Choir Chamber Choir Tour Thursday, June 15Noon Mass and 7:30pm ConcertThe Notre Dame Children’s Choir and its satellite community choirs educate over 300 singers in music...
music series
Jun 18
2017
Sunday
at
3:00 PM
Exposition and adoration will begin after the 11:30am Mass and will conclude with Gregorian Vespers  and benediction at 3:00pm in The Basilica choir stalls.Ensemble: Members of The Rose Ensemble  
Jul 4
2017
Tuesday
at
9:30 AM
Mass will be celebrated in The Basilica church.There is no 7:00am or Noon Mass celebrated this day.
Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
Jul 23
2017
Sunday
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3:00 PM
As we recognize Mary of Magdala as a great disciple of Jesus, we take the time to recognize all women past and present in our faith tradition who have spread the Gospel message. Join the Schola...
School supplies
Aug 13
2017
Sunday
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7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit students attending the Church of the Ascension Catholic School.Help pack backpacks full of donated supplies during our...
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