Francis of Assisi lived a life dedicated to the Gospel. In choosing this great saint as his patron, Pope Francis signaled that from its beginning his papacy would reflect a profound embrace of that same Gospel. With her father Al Giambrone, Gina Loehr examines five Gospel values important to both men: humility, charity, church, peace and joy. For each value there is a chapter containing a Scripture reflection, examples from the lives of St. Francis and Pope Francis, relevant Church teaching, and questions for reflection.
Who are these four holy Teresas of the Church, and what does their example mean for you? Therese of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, and Mother Teresa - all lively, determined, and direct women with an abundance of common sense. Using the Great Commandment as her guide, Gina Loehr focuses on how each of these women lived out one particular aspect of the command to love God with heart, mind, and soul and neighbor as self. Each chapter includes practical tips on how to imitate these holy Teresas.