By Mark K. Shriver
A down-to-earth and deeply intimate portrait of Pope Francis and his religion, in line with interviews with the boys and ladies who knew him easily as Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Early at the night of March thirteen, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica and did whatever extraordinary: ahead of he imparted his blessing to the group, he requested the gang to bless him, then bowed low to obtain this grace. within the days that undefined, Mark ok. Shriver—along with the remainder of the world—was astonished to determine a pope who paid his personal lodge invoice, eschewed limousines, and made his domestic in a set of austere rooms in a Vatican guesthouse instead of the grand papal residence within the Apostolic Palace. by means of surroundings an instance of humility and accessibility, Francis breathed new existence into the Catholic Church, attracting the admiration of Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
In Pilgrimage, Shriver retraces Francis’s own trip, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious kind and explaining the way it revitalized Shriver’s personal religion and renewed his dedication to the Church. to assist us comprehend how Jorge Mario Bergoglio grew to become Pope Francis, Shriver travels to Bergoglio’s local Argentina to fulfill with the folk who knew him as a baby, as a tender Jesuit priest, and as a reformist bishop. Shriver visits the confessional the place Bergoglio first felt referred to as to a faith-based lifestyles and takes us to the standard parish the place the long run pontiff’s pastoral occupation begun: in a church made out of a switched over vegetable shed in a space simply outdoors town of Buenos Aires. In those impoverished atmosphere, Bergoglio spoke back Christ’s name to feed the hungry, dress the bare, and safeguard the homeless, following the instance set via his papal namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.
during this deeply mentioned but hugely own e-book, Mark okay. Shriver explores how Francis's dedication has struck a chord within the hearts of hundreds of thousands who lengthy to make religion, love, humility, and mercy a part of their lives as they exit into the area to serve and study from the main marginalized.
Advance compliment for Pilgrimage
“This fast paced and interesting story takes us on Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s pilgrimage from his grandmother’s knee within the Italian-Argentine neighborhood, via years of good fortune and sorrow within the tumultuous nation that he enjoyed, to his shock election as Pope Francis. Mark ok. Shriver reveals himself on his personal pilgrimage as he involves comprehend the function of the Society of Jesus—the Jesuits—in shaping the charismatic pontiff. Then, with shrewdpermanent subtlety, Shriver indicates how the basic truth of religion makes pilgrims people all.”—Cokie Roberts, New York Times bestselling writer of Capital Dames: The Civil battle and the ladies of Washington, 1848–1868
“Pilgrimage provides a brand new and significant viewpoint on Pope Francis, garnered from huge interviews with the folks who've been closest to the Holy Father in the course of the process his lifestyles. every body of fine religion, together with these whose lives should not guided by way of spiritual ideals, may be encouraged and enlightened through the compelling demeanour in which Pilgrimage brings us in the direction of the guts and brain of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis. I hugely suggest this booklet; it'll make a distinction on your life.”—Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap.
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LEGISLATURE OF THE AUTONOMOUS CITY OF BUENOS AIRES, MARCH 2013. Just a block down from the Bergoglio house is a small triangular park, Herminia Brumana Square, which was under construction when I visited. When Jorge was young, this small area was a place to kick a soccer ball. If you wanted more space, you went two blocks up to the Plaza de la Misericordia. The plaza is where, as a boy, Jorge played soccer and no doubt paused every once in a while to sniff the jacaranda’s fragrance. The people who label neighborhoods by economic categories today call Flores lower middle class.
And that name, Francis—I didn’t realize that a pope had never taken the name Francis before. ” I had the sense that at the least, charisma and vitality had returned to the Church I was born into, had grown frustrated by, and more recently had even been embarrassed about. The next day, I called one of my oldest friends, a Catholic priest, to get his reaction to this new pope, this—of all things—Jesuit from Latin America. “I always knew you were naive,” my friend replied when I said I hoped change might be in the air.
It is roughly twelve feet by twelve feet with a single bed, a wooden chair with no cushion, and a kneeler; there is a small table near the bed with a small lamp on it and a bureau with three drawers and a picture of his mother and him. He himself is thin—too thin—and starting to slouch, weighed by the knowledge that he will likely never hold a position of power, of influence, again in the Jesuit order. Fellow Jesuits who pass him in the hall notice that he rarely, if ever, smiles. He has been banished to Córdoba, an industrial city in the interior of the country.