Pope Francis



Pope Francis's papacy has drawn tremendous global attention and interest. His historic interview in America Magazine, daily tweets, and YouTube videos have captured the hearts and imaginations of millions. See below for some of his reflections and thoughts from Jesuit, James Martin, S.J. on the Pope's first year.




If you are interested in reading Pope Francis' interview in America magazine, please follow this link.



If you are interested in reading Pope Francis' letter, "The Joy of the Gospel" please follow this link.



Pope Francis' reflection on Lent:


"There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter. I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty. Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved."

-Pope Francis, Apostalic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, November, 2013


Click here to read the 2015 and 2014 "Lenten Message"from Pope Francis




Listen to James Martin, S.J, Editor at Large of America magazine, celebrating the first anniversary of Pope Francis' election in his reflection, "Pope Francis: Still a Jesuit"
















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Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

The exercises are a pathway to recognizing God's activity in our deepest desires and growing in unity with God. Emerging from the experience of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, the Exercises provide a structured opportunity to mature in spiritual freedom and make choices that are responsive to God's call in one's life.