Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation – Gaudium Evangelii: Chapter 1

“A Church which ‘goes forth’ is a Church whose doors are open. Going out to others in order to reach the fringes of humanity does not mean rushing out aimlessly into the world. Often it is better simply to slow down, to put aside our eagerness in order to see and listen to others, to stop rushing from one thing to another and to remain with someone who has faltered along the way.

At times we have to be like the father of the prodigal son, who always keeps his door open so that when the son returns, he can readily pass through it… The Church is called to be the house of the Father, with doors always wide open…so that if someone, moved by the Spirit, comes there looking for God, he or she will not nd a closed door. There are other doors that should not be closed either…nor should the doors of the sacraments be closed for simply any reason.”

 

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Categories News | Tags: | Posted on April 27, 2017

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To St. Francis by Subway:

Subway to Herald Square Station

Subway to 7th Ave 34th Street

Subway to 34th Street / Penn Station

To St. Francis of Assisi by train from
New Jersey:

PATH from Hoboken or Journal Square to 33rd Street

NJ Transit to Penn Station

Long Island:

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St. Francis of Assisi located at
135 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Between 6th and 7th Avenues