The publishing organisation of the Jesuits in Ireland.

Sharing the Wisdom of Time


Pope Francis and Friends

‘…a book with a difference…open it randomly…and be inspired by what is revealed about peoples’ lives across the world and the way in which the Pope gently responds to each one of them. The pictures are brilliant, the text is very readable;’ Methodist Recorder

‘Every story has its own charm….every story is a life, is a testimony to the power of faith and the capacity of human resilience and love.’. Archbishop Jude Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland

Pope Francis views elders as reservoirs of wisdom and historical memory and believes their insights will offer future generations much-needed understanding and direction.

More than 250 people were interviewed for this book and a collection of stories was sent to the Vatican. Pope Francis received every story, prayed over them, and responded with sensitivity and grace to 31 of the stories and the issues they raise.

He also contributes as a fellow elder, offering a story from his own life at the start of each chapter. And in his own wise and compassionate way, he serves as a spiritual shepherd, commenting on dozens of heartfelt stories.

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305 x 230 mm