2020 Catholic Press Association first place award, Pope Francis
Easter Vigil Homilies offers readers a unique view into the mind and heart of Pope Francis. Here are collected the homilies he has preached year after year, in Buenos Aires and more recently in Rome, on the most sacred night of the Christian calendar. While Francis's words and convictions on many topics are now widely known, here we see how he understands the very heart of Christian faith and the ways he has helped those he has served-including the elderly, the poor, and those who struggle to make a living and raise children in a busy world-understand it and apply it to their own lives.
This book will be a welcome resource for those who want to better understand the faith that drives Pope Francis, for homilists seeking new inspiration for their preaching, for scholars and others interested in exploring the pre-papal preaching of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, for adult Christians as a resource for meditation and prayer, and for all admirers and fans of this remarkable moral leader.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was the archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1998 until his election as pope in 2013. As pope, he has proclaimed a gospel of joy, peace, and care for the poor, while leading reforms within the Vatican and beyond. His spiritual and moral leadership has become widely respected well beyond the confines of the Catholic Church.