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The Caress of God…

By Br. Mariano Di Vito, OFM Cap.

The Holy Father  when he  met  with the Padre Pio  Prayer Groups in St. Peter’s Square, during those days that the holy friar’s mortal remains were publicly exhibited for  veneration, described  the Padre in this way: “We can truly say that Padre Pio was a servant of mercy. He did so full-time, sometimes practising the apostleship of listening to the point of exhaustion. Through the ministry of Confession, he became the living caress of the Father…” (6 February 2016).
Pope Francis has by  now accustomed us to this style of language, that we can call the ‘language of the heart’, in which sentiments and emotions of  ordinary everyday life clearly dominate over more verbose,  technical “ecclesiastical” language, that can seem often distant from ordinary life. God embraces us, He moves us, He caresses us…
There is no doubt that Pope Francis  is in search of the wayward! And we know  how difficult it is  to speak about God today, and especially to the younger generations, who paradoxically after their first Communion and Confirmation instead of ‘beginning’ an adult life of faith,  more often than not, end it. Something so frequent that many...

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