19th November : World Day for the Poor
“Let us love, not with words but with deeds”
Pope Francis has named the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time the “World Day of the Poor”. The inaugural day will be celebrated on November 19th. The World Day for the poor is an invitation to live and to revitalize a creative charity in communities and associations. It also calls us to more justice.
“It will be a day to help communities and each of the baptized to reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel and that, as long as Lazarus lies at the door of our homes (cf. Lk 16:19-21), there can be no justice nor social peace. This Day will also represent a genuine form of New Evangelization (cf. Mt 11:5) which can renew the face of the Church as She perseveres in her perennial activity of pastoral conversion and witness to mercy.” (Misericordia et misera, n°21).
“It is my wish that … Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance”, writes Pope Francis in his message “Let us love, not with words but with deeds”.
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