Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church

Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church

by Pope Francis

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Overview

In Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church, Pope Francis urges us to make Jesus central in our individual lives and in the collective life of the Church—to walk toward him, and ultimately to walk with him at all times and in all places.

With a foreword by Archbishop of Chicago Blase J. Cupich, Pope Francis’s first major appointment in the United States, Walking with Jesus offers the Church a much-needed way forward, past its inner and outer walls, as it fearlessly follows Christ toward the future. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829442496
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 02/25/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 684,832
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a young man, he worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the Jesuits. He was ordained a priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979, was Argentina’s Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and was appointed a Cardinal in 2001.

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, Bergoglio was named his successor on 13 March. He chose the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first non-European Pope in over 1200 years.

Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths.

POPE FRANCIS was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a young man, he worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the Jesuits. He was ordained a priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979, was Argentina's Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and was appointed a Cardinal in 2001. Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, Bergoglio was named his successor on 13 March. He chose the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first non-European Pope in over 1200 years. Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Part 1 The Gospel of the Walk 1

1 A Journey Unfolding in Time 3

2 The Eternal Newness of the Gospel 8

3 Three Movements of the Christian Life 10

4 Walking with Jesus 12

5 The Joy of Encounter 15

Part 2 The Walk of Faith 17

6 The Sacraments: Life and Sustenance for the Way 19

7 Baptism: The Beginning 24

8 Grace from Generation to Generation 27

9 Confirmation: Crucial to Our Continuing 30

10 The Eucharist: Sacrament of Love 33

11 Living the Eucharist 36

12 Reconciliation: The Power of Forgiveness 39

13 Anointing of the Sick: God's Compassion as We Persevere 42

14 Religious Vocations: Walking in Service 45

15 Christian Marriage: Walking in Covenant 48

Part 3 The Gifts of the Walk 51

16 Holy Spirit: Our Companion on the Way 53

17 Walking with Wisdom 56

18 Walking with Understanding 59

19 Walking with Good Counsel 61

20 Walking with Fortitude 64

21 Walking with Knowledge 67

22 Walking with True Piety 70

23 Walking in the Fear of the Lord 72

Part 4 The Witness of the Walk 75

24 Inviting Others to Walk with Us 77

25 To Make the Gospel Visible 80

26 Rich by Jesus' Poverty 84

27 The Beatitudes: Revolutionary Path to Joy 89

28 "Blessed are the poor in spirit…" 92

29 "… for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." 95

30 The Culture of Encounter 97

Part 5 To Accompany on the Walk 103

31 The Time of Mercy 105

32 Feeding the People of God 112

33 The Priestly Joy 115

34 Bishops, Witnesses of the Risen One 121

35 Making Church While Walking 124

36 The Church Is Alive If It Astounds 128

Essential Chronology of Pope Francis's Life 130

List of Sources 133

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