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

School supplies
Jul 23
2017
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The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
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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...
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Jul 23
2017
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Does religion do more to unite or divide us?Saints Ambrose/Teresa Room, Ground LevelIn today's climate this question provides food for thought. The U.S. is unusual in...
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School supplies
Jul 30
2017
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The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
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Aug 5
2017
Saturday
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9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join together with people throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.The goal of this August event will be:To gather Black Catholics from around the Archdiocese To review and share about...
School supplies
Aug 6
2017
Sunday
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The Basilica Refugee Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit Ascension Catholic School students.Donations can be dropped off at weekend masses through Sunday, August 6th. Then...
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Prisoner or Patient
Aug 10
2017
Thursday
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12:00 PM
Prisoners or Patients?A joint effort of the Mental Health and Justice MinistriesThursday, August 10, Noon, Cowley Center, Wagner RoomDo you have an interest to learn more about our mental health and...
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.Supplies Needed: Drop-off Deadline Sunday, August...
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Aug 13
2017
Sunday
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8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Join us for Mass on  Sunday, August 13, as our choirs return to celebrate the Basilica’s Solemn Dedication.  Stay after Mass for an ice cream social and celebration of the amazing work being done in...
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Organ
Aug 13
2017
Sunday
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2:00 PM
Music and Masqueray: The Basilica MuseBasilica organist Christopher Stroh will present a recital musically paying homage to the 100th Anniversary of  the Franco-American architect Emmanuel Louis...