Pope’s Quotes: Common sanctity

My favorite quotes from Pope Francis:

“I see the sanctity of God’s people, this daily sanctity. There is a ‘holy middle class,’ which we can all be part of … I see the holiness in the patience of the people of God: a woman who is raising children, a man who works to bring home the bread, the sick, the elderly priests who have so many wounds but have a smile on their faces because they served the Lord, the sisters who work hard and live a hidden sanctity. This is for me the common sanctity. …

“This was the sanctity of my parents: my dad, my mom, my grandmother Rosa who loved ​​me so much. In my breviary I have the last will of my grandmother Rosa, and I read it often. For me it is like a prayer. She is a saint who has suffered so much, also spiritually, and yet always went forward with courage.”

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From “A Big Heart Open to God,” America magazine Sept. 19, 2013.

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