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

Apr 23
2018
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It's Called Unconscious For A Reason: Understanding Bias and Its ImpactSt Mary of the Lake Church4741 Bald Eagle AveWhite Bear Lake, MN 55110The Catholic Charities'...
Apr 26
2018
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Opioids in the Community: Education and PreventionTeresa of Calcutta Hall, Lower LevelAllied Against Opioid Abuse in partnership with The Basilica of Saint Mary host an opioid abuse...
Apr 29
2018
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Restorative Justice and Healing ForumsApril 29St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove 1:00-3:00pmOur Lady of Lourdes, Minneapolis 4:00-6:00pmThree parishes in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis...
May 2
2018
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Aim @ Success: A New Way to Tackle Career Change and Job Job Search GoalsWagner Room, Cowley CenterTopics covered:  career change, career exploration, job search, and staying motivated using a goal...
May 6
2018
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Help bridge the hunger gap. A child's summer break is usually characterized by fun, sun, and pure bliss. But for some who live in unstable food environments, summer is also a time of uncertainty....
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May 8
2018
Tuesday
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Bishop Henry Whipple Building1 Federal Drive, Ft. Snelling, MNHosted by the Interfaith Coalition on Migration (ICOM), Basilica parishioners will lead the May prayer vigil on behalf of immigrants...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
May 8
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...
May 11
2018
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Join us on the rescheduled date May 11.To mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death, we gather as the Christian faith community under the leadership of the Historic Black Church with support from...
Sofas and Spokes Bicycles
May 19
2018
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Sofas & Spokes In the midst of spring cleaning, have you found furniture or adult bicycles you are no longer using? You can donate them to help those in need in our community!...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Jun 12
2018
Tuesday
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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...