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Conversion
 


All authentic personal and ecclesial reform involves an ever more faithful reproduction of the 'form' of Christ in our own selves.

 
Message to the Bishop
of Avila, Spain
450th anniversary of
Carmelite Reform
16 July 2012

 
 
 
Conversion
 


Our heart must undergo the experience of conversion every day; every day it must see us changing from people withdrawn into themselves to people who are open to Godís action, spiritual people (cf. 1 Cor. 2:13-14), who let themselves be called into question by the Lordís word and open their life to his Love.

 
Angelus Address
Castel Gandolfo
14 August 2011

 
 
 
Conversion
 


Conversion of the heart is primarily a free gift from God, who created us for himself and redeemed us in Jesus Christ: our true happiness consists in dwelling in him (cf. Jn 15: 3).

 
General Audience
Ash Wednesday
21 February 2007

 
 
 
Conversion
 


Conversion consists in freely and lovingly accepting to depend in all things on God, our true Creator, to depend on love. This is not dependence, but freedom.

 
General Audience
Ash Wednesday,
21 February 2007

 
 
 
Conversion
 


Jesus wishes to convince his hearers of the need for conversionÖHe does not present His case in moralistic terms, but in realistic ones, as the only adequate response to events that cast doubt upon human certainties. In the face of certain tragedies, He says, it serves no purpose to blame the victims. True wisdom means letting oneself be touched by the precariousness of life and adopting an attitude of responsibility: doing penance and improving our lives. This is wisdom, this is the most effective response to evil, at all levels.

 
GENERAL AUDIENCE
Ash Wednesday
21 February 2007

 
 
 
Conversion
 


Ruin is the final destiny of people and societies who live without ever questioning themselves. On the other hand, conversion, though it does not free us from problems and misfortune, enables us to face up to these things in a different way.

 
Angelus Address
St. Peter's Square
11 March 2007

 
 
 
Conversion
 


The conversion of the Apostle of the Gentiles was not a move from immorality to morality, from an erroneous faith to a correct faith, rather it was the fact of being conquered by the love of Christ, of renouncing one's own perfection.

 
Vespers
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls
25 January 2009

 
 
 
Conversion
 


In Christís name, take the message of conversion and forgiveness for sins to everyone, but be yourselves the first to witness to a converted and forgiven life.

 
Homily
Fourth National Ecclesial Convention
Verona, Italy
19 October 2006

 

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