Delivered by Br Mark O'Connor, FMS M.Theol. M Phil. Pope Francis Fellow, Newman College, University of Melbourne. Member Marist Mission and Life Formation Team

St Bernard's Church, Fryers Rd, Belmont - Thursday 21st June at 7.30pm

Br Mark will speak on the pastoral revolution of Pope Francis from when he took office five years ago.  The talk will explore some of the key pastoral themes:

  • People Come First
  • The Church is a Field Hospital - we must reach out to the peripheries and live a consistent ethic of solildarity
  • God does not ask Perfection of us; all God asks is that we do the best we can 
  • We are all therefore called to practice a discernment charged with merciful love
  • For Pope Francis, the first and living rule is the person of Jesus Christ, his humility, his gentleness, his joy, his love

For further information, please conact Catherine Moon on 0409 007913

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