Pray

My Pledge

“I/we celebrate Pope Francis’ 2015 visit to Washington by committing to follow his example of faith and service. I/we pledge to carry out the following commitments to walk with Francis and to advance his mission and ministry.

Ways to Live Out Your Pledge

 

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Pope Francis says, “Listen and be silent in order to make space for the beauty of God.” Participate in the Eucharist more regularly.

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“God never tires of forgiving us” is how Pope Francis explains the gift of mercy. Ask for forgiveness and experience God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Confession.

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“How powerful prayer is!”, Francis says. Make daily prayer a greater priority for you and your family. Learn about the saints and how to grow in holiness.

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Pope Francis has written a powerful encyclical on care for God’s creation. Pray for courage to avoid the temptation of “a throw-away culture” and learn how to practice stewardship every day.

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Join Pope Francis in his devotion to Mary by praying the rosary and learn more about Mary. You can do so by visiting and praying at one of our Churches named for her.

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 “With Christ, joy is constantly born anew writes Pope Francis in his letter called The Joy of the Gospel. Read the Pope’s letter and reflect on how you share the joy of the Gospel in your daily life.

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Pope Francis has written a powerful encyclical on care for God’s creation. Pray for courage to avoid the temptation of “a throw-away culture” and learn how to practice stewardship every day.

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Pope Francis asks us to pray for those facing religious persecution. Pray for Christians and others denied religious freedom. Learn how to support believers denied religious freedom.

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Pope Francis is Catholic social teaching in action. Learn about the principles of Catholic social teaching and pray for the strength to practice what the Church teaches in daily life.

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Listen carefully to what Pope Francis says in the U.S, reflect on his words and put into practice his challenges for living out our faith.

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Pope Francis says, “A Christian’s first task is to listen to the word of God.” Pray and reflect on the Word of God.

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Live out your promise to Walk with Francis through prayer in the way God is inviting you. Create your own idea or find additional resources.