The Word Among Us

June 2015 Issue

Listen, Love, Learn

Pope Francis’ “Gospel of Encounter”

By: Fr. Guy Noonan

Listen, Love, Learn: Pope Francis’ “Gospel of Encounter” by Fr. Guy Noonan

If there’s one thing St. Francis of Assisi is known for, it’s his focus on brotherhood and sisterhood. Wherever he went, he called everyone his brother and sister, from the men who joined his community to the sultan of Egypt.

He went so far as to talk about Brother Sun and Sister Moon! Whenever I think about this, I think about how words like “brother,”...

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