Revolution of Love and Tenderness
Photo provided by: 
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

Aug 15
2018
Wednesday
at
(All day)
23rd Annual Basilica Habitat for Humanity Build WeekMonday, August 13 - Friday, August 173015 Thomas Ave N, MinneapolisFor 23 years, the Basilica has worked on Habitat for Humanity houses throughout...
Aug 16
2018
Thursday
at
(All day)
23rd Annual Basilica Habitat for Humanity Build WeekMonday, August 13 - Friday, August 173015 Thomas Ave N, MinneapolisFor 23 years, the Basilica has worked on Habitat for Humanity houses throughout...
Aug 17
2018
Friday
at
(All day)
23rd Annual Basilica Habitat for Humanity Build WeekMonday, August 13 - Friday, August 173015 Thomas Ave N, MinneapolisFor 23 years, the Basilica has worked on Habitat for Humanity houses throughout...
Come Together Service
Aug 19
2018
Sunday
at
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanctuary Covenant Church2018 Aldrich Avenue NorthMinneapolis, MN 55411 Come together with Basilica parishioners and members of our broader community for a time of healing prayer, praise and hope....
Sep 6
2018
Thursday
at
10:00 AM
Cowley Center, Wagner RoomJoin other adults in liveley discussion about books chosen by the group.Call Karen for more: 612.872.7535.September 6     Salvage the Bones by...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Sep 11
2018
Tuesday
at
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...
Islamic center
Sep 30
2018
Sunday
at
1:00 PM
BUILDING BRIDGES: Understanding Islam and Sharia LawJoin in a safe, non-threatening interfaith discussion that can raise awareness on Islam in our community. Hear about the experience of being Muslim...
Oct 4
2018
Thursday
at
10:00 AM
Cowley Center, Wagner RoomJoin other adults in liveley discussion about books chosen by the group.Call Karen for more: 612.872.7535.September 6     Salvage the Bones by...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Oct 9
2018
Tuesday
at
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...
Nov 1
2018
Thursday
at
10:00 AM
Cowley Center, Wagner RoomJoin other adults in liveley discussion about books chosen by the group.Call Karen for more: 612.872.7535.September 6     Salvage the Bones by...