Pray For Me - The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis, First Pope from the Americas
By Robert Moynihan. There he stood, on the balcony at St. Peter's Basilica, dressed simply in white, silently gazing out over the crowd before him. Our new Pope chose to be called Francis, after Francis of Assisi, the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loved. Pope Francis's first words from the balcony were, "Pray for me." This book may be used as a devotional to do just that, pray for Pope Francis. As you read it prayerfully, you will encounter the life of Pope Francis, his love for Jesus Christ and the Gospel message, and his vision for the future of the Church. Pray for Me is divided into three parts: A travelogue of the new Pope's first days, the story of his family life from Buenos Aires to Rome, and his own words, ranging from the "the great question of human life" to "true joy." You will also meet five of Pope Francis's spiritual guides, who helped shape his identity as a man, a priest, and now a pope. Hardcover, 232 pages.