Pope francis apostolic exhortation summary
Gaudete et Exsultate--Rejoice and be glad: On the call to holiness in the contemporary world by Pope FrancisWe are saved by grace...
Pope Francis is a real shepherd because he knows how to tend his sheep. He knows the best pasture that is the Word of God. Pope Francis from the beginning of his papacy looks towards us and he needs nothing from us except holiness. He always urges us to be holy, in each and every book, be it in an encyclical or apostolic letter or apostolic exhortation, he speaks about our holiness. This new Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, he makes another call to holiness in the contemporary world. This exhortation is really an inspiring one as every other book of the pope. Let me quote one of the sentences he mentioned in the book We are called to be contemplatives even in the midst of the action, and to grow in holiness by responsibly and generously carrying out our proper mission.
We are living in a world in which the spirit of consumerism is in its full power, in such a situation pope warns us, The presence of constantly new gadgets, the excitement of travel and endless array of consumer goods at times leave no room for Gods voice to be heard. again he says The same distractions that are omnipresent in todays world also make us tend to absolutize our free time, so that we can give ourselves over completely to the devices that provide us with entertainment or ephemeral pleasures.
Pope Francis put forward the Gnosticism and Pelagianism in its modern form, and he explains to us about the dangers we all may fall into such situations. He says, when we start to consider ourselves as having more knowledge than others in our society and try to put our knowledge to others we are falling into the heresy of Gnosticism. Again, when we consider our works are more important and we are doing many things as per the rule and just look down the people who are failing in their duties we become modern time Pelagians who consider the matter over other elements, we should always know that we can receive salvation only through his grace.
Pope Francis quoted so many examples from the lives of saints is a good factor in this book because it gives many insights to have a holy life.
His reflection on the beatitudes is another important element in this books he synthesized those eight virtues for the modern man. I am quoting those lines below,
Reacting with meekness and humility: that is holiness.
Being poor of heart: that is holiness.
Knowing how to mourn with others: that is holiness.
Hungering and thirsting for righteousness: that is holiness.
Seeing and acting with mercy: that is holiness.
Keeping a heart free of all that tarnishes love: that is holiness.
Sowing peace all around us: that is holiness.
Accepting daily the path of the Gospel, even though it may cause us problems: that is holiness.
All over this book is really a wake-up call for all humanity, as we are living without any action when there are lots of problems around us. Let us listen to call of Papa and together with him let us as to the Lord, for the grace not to hesitate when the spirit calls us to take a step forward. Let us ask for the apostolic courage to share the Gospel with others and to stop trying to make our Christian life a museum of memories.
Thank you very, Pope Francis, for this beautiful exhortation you have given to us. We will practice it in our lives to become holy in our life.
Keys to understand the papal document for young people "Christus Vivit"
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation "Christus vivit"
General Posts. Synod of Bishops Christus Vivit. Full text. Papal Text. Pope Francis.
He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive! Then he moves on to the New Testament. But let us also ask him to free her from another temptation: that of thinking she is young because she accepts everything the world offers her, thinking that she is renewed because she sets her message aside and acts like everybody else. They do not want to see a Church that is silent and afraid to speak, but neither one that is always battling obsessively over two or three issues.
This is not an academic or doctrinal text. There are many kinds of saints. They include many Christian witnesses whose martyrdom is a feature of our time. Holiness is as diverse as humanity; the Lord has in mind a particular path for each believer, not just the clergy, the consecrated, or those who live a contemplative life. As well as through big challenges, holiness grows through small gestures: refusing to gossip, listening with patience and love, saying a kind word to a poor person. Holiness keeps you faithful to your deepest self, free from every form of enslavement, and bearing fruit for our world. But we need moments of solitude and silence before God, to face our true selves and let the Lord enter.
During the visit, the Pope celebrated Mass in the Holy House. Vive Cristo, esperanza nuestra is the opening of the original text in Spanish of the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, whose text was subsequently published today, April 2, with the signature of March The full English text of the Exhortation can be read here. The Vatican has provided different language summaries on the text. We publish here their English summary:. Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world.
Evangelii gaudium English: The Joy of the Gospel is a apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis on "the church's primary mission of evangelization in the modern world. Evangelii gaudium touches on many of the themes of Francis' papacy , including obligations Christians have to the poor and the duty to establish and maintain just economic, political, and legal orders. Francis says that the world "can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market" and calls for action "beyond a simple welfare mentality"  that "attack[s] the structural causes of inequality. Calling for an "ecclesial renewal which cannot be deferred",  Francis is critical of the over-centralization of church bureaucracy, unthinking preaching, and excessive emphasis on doctrine. Throughout the exhortation he calls for more pastoral creativity and openness, insisting that the entire Church realize "a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything"