"Spiritual formation cannot be forced, only prepared for. Hence its means cannot be those of conquest, but only of facilitation and preparation." [Adrian van Kaam, Studies in Formative Spirituality, I, 2 (1980), 303]

Pope Francis Speaks to a Gathering of Pastors in the US

JPopeFrancis01This is a remarkable video. It begins with a televangelist. It moves to a young South African pastor speaking of, among other things, his association with Pope Francis before he became Pope. Towards the end of the video there is a few minutes of Pope Francis giving a simple and beautiful messahe to this group of pastors. This is the sort of thing that reminds us that we have, in Pope Francis, something very special. Watch it and rejoice! Watch the video