Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

My Search for the Real Pope Francis

Large Print - 2016
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"Early on the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica and did something remarkable: Before he imparted his blessing to the crowd, he asked the crowd to bless him, then bowed low to receive this grace. In the days that followed, Mark K. Shriver -- along with the rest of the world -- was astonished to see a pope who paid his own hotel bill, eschewed limousines, and made his home in a suite of austere rooms in a Vatican guesthouse rather than the grand papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace. By setting an example of humility and accessibility, Francis breathed new life into the Catholic Church, attracting the admiration of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In Pilgrimage, Shriver retraces Francis's personal journey, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious style and explaining how it revitalized Shriver's own faith and renewed his commitment to the Church.In this deeply reported yet highly personal book, Mark K. Shriver explores how Francis's commitment has struck a chord in the hearts of millions who long to make faith, love, humility, and mercy part of their lives as they go out into the world to serve and learn from the most marginalized."--
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9781524755928
1524755923
Branch Call Number: 282 Shriver
Characteristics: large print,rda
xxix, 456 pages (largeprint), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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