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

Islamic center
Sep 30
2018
Sunday
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1:00 PM
BUILDING BRIDGES: Understanding Islam and Sharia LawJoin in a safe, non-threatening interfaith discussion and untangle the facts from fiction about Sharia Law. Located in the lower level of the...
Oct 9
2018
Tuesday
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5:30 PM
Braille Leaflet, wheelchair seating, and lighting for those with visual impairment are just a few of the ways we are making this prayer service more accessible to all.
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Oct 9
2018
Tuesday
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6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...
Fall Tree Banner
Oct 14
2018
Sunday
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9:30 PM
Following the 9:30 and 11:30 am liturgies, come down to Teresa of Calcutta Hall for special treats and resource tables featuring organizations with information on breaking down the barriers to...
Somali Mall
Oct 17
2018
Wednesday
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5:45 PM
In our commitment to Interfaith Dialogue, join Jay Perske from Sarreen Ministries as he leads us on a trip through one of the Somali Malls at Elliot and 24th Streets. We’ll meet on the front steps of...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Nov 13
2018
Tuesday
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6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Dec 11
2018
Tuesday
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6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...