Abbe Pierre - Quotes

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It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act. ---->>>

What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences. ---->>>

People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands. ---->>>

The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers. ---->>>

After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted. ---->>>

My family background was deeply Christian.

My family background was deeply Christian.

Hope is not a matter of age. ---->>>

Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life. ---->>>

I came from a wealthy family. I made over my share of the estate to various charities. ---->>>

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school. ---->>>

Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me, and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it. ---->>>

It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges. ---->>>

When they are assailed by despair, young people should let universal concerns into their lives. ---->>>

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: 08-15, 1912
Birthplace: Lyon
Die: 01-22, 2007
Occupation: Clergyman

Abbé Pierre, OFM Cap, GOQ (born Henri Marie Joseph Grouès; 5 August 1912 – 22 January 2007) was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement (MRP). In 1949, he founded the Emmaus movement, with the goal of helping poor and homeless people and refugees (wikipedia)