"Francis, rebuild my Church!" That is how St. Francis of Assisi heard the call of Christ. It is also how Jorge Mario Bergoglio, at the age of 76, and a Jesuit, seems to have accepted his election to the papacy with the choice of a name that no other pope has ever chosen.
Who is Pope Francis, elected in one of the shortest conclaves in history? Who is the man chosen to be the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope?
How does he see the world and his ministry? How does he understand his call to serve Christ, his Church, and the world? In short, what is the mind and heart of this new pope of a new world--of the Americas and the rest of the world of the 21st Century?
In the words, the ideas, and the personal recollections of Pope Francis--including material up to the final hours before his election--the most highly regarded Vatican observer on the international scene reveals the personality of this man of God, gentle and humble. The son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, he made radically following Christ and the way of non-violence the pillars of his pastoral ministry in a country, continually tormented by social and economic inequities. This complete biography offers the keys to understanding the man who was a surprise choice, even a kind of revolutionary choice, for pope. It is the story of the humble pastor of one of the world's largest archdioceses; a cardinal who takes the bus, talks with common folk, and lives simply. It is the story of why the cardinal electors of the Catholic Church set aside political and diplomatic calculations to elect a pope to lead the renewal and purification of the worldwide Church of our time.
Andrea Tornielli is a Vatican correspondent for the highly regarded Italian newspaper La Stampa who has collaborated with numerous Italian and international publications. His numerous books include Pius XII, the Pope of the Jews; The Choice of Martini; Pope Luciani: the Smile of a Saint; The Pope Who Saved the Jews; Benedict XVI, Guardian of the Faith; The Secret of Padre Pio and Karol Wojtyla; and The Attack on Ratzinger (with Paolo Rodari). 200 pages.
7/8" Sterling Silver Portrayal of St. Bernard holding a Cross. He is the Patron Saint of Candle Makers.
The design of this medal was hand-sculpted by master artisans in the early 1900's. The medal is made by Die Striking high-grade Sterling Silver stock. This method enables the finest details of the precious metal to fully show, and the medal is made even more beautiful when the signature Antique Finish is applied by hand to the medal. In the final step, the medal is highlighted with hand engraving, to display the beautiful natural sheen of pure Sterling Silver.
Would you like it engraved? We can engrave the back of the medal with a special message for just $15 extra. See the product details box on this page to specify engraving. A 20" Rhodium Plated Curb Chain is Included with a Deluxe Velour Gift Box.
Weight: 1.9 grams.
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This Sterling Silver Oval Shaped St. Bernard Medal is made in the USA.
This Cotton cross dobby is made by Haddad Brothers of New York City, which specializes in elegant Baptism and Christening apparel.
One size fits all.
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This beautiful Antique Gold God Bless This Sailboat Keychain is made in the USA and features a Lifetime Guarantee.
The pendant measures 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 and the chain and key ring are extremely durable.
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Saint Monica 2 Page Biography, Name Meaning, Patron Attributes, Prayer to Saint, Feast Day Gold Stamped Italian Art 5.375" X 3.25".
6mm Blue Pearl Glass Beads with Detailed Center and Fancy Crucifix. 19 1/2". This Pearlized Blue Bead Rosary features the CatholicShop.com money-back guarantee.
20" Premium Handcrafted 7mm Aqual Aurora Borealis Bead Rosary with Deluxe Crucifix and Center Comes with a Deluxe Velvet Box. This 7MM Aqua Crystal Aurora Borealis Rosary with Deluxe Center and Crucifix features the CatholicShop.com money-back guarantee.
Though her parents gave her in marriage to Valerian of Trastevere, Cecilia kept a lifelong vow of chastity to God, her true spouse. It is said that she converted her husband to Christianity and that they both were martyred for their faith. Pre-Raphaelite artist Waterhouse painted the patroness of music in a superbly-colored medieval scene of realism that portrays her ecstasy of faith. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image. Small: 15"Wx11½"H.
COLOR: pearled Red
- LINKING: Silver plated and special Our Father beads Ghirelli Design
- CRUCIFIX: Ghirelli design
- CENTERPIECE: Ghirelli design - Size: 21 Inches - Bead: 6 mm
Elisa Collection - Colors and emotions; exquisite details full of poetry and passion.
A collection in which the rosary is not an ordinary object, but the expression of a style.
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