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Pope's quotes: The gift of women

 |  The Francis Chronicles

A quote from Pope Francis: 

"Women have the great gift of being able to give life, of being able to give tenderness, of being able to give peace and joy. There is one model for you, Mary: the woman of fidelity, who did not understand what was happening to her but obeyed nonetheless; who, as soon as she knew her cousin needed her, ran to her, the Virgin of Readiness. Mary, who helped raise the Son and to accompany Him, and followed Him when he began to preach; who suffered through all that happened to the boy as he grew. She who stayed by His side and told Him of problems: 'Look, they have no wine.' She who, at the moment of the Cross, stayed next to Him. ... You are women of the Church ... who is female, like Mary. This is your place. Being Church, forming the Church, being with Jesus, with tenderness, to accompany the Church and help her grow."

-- Video message to Buenos Aires for National Youth Day

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