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Sister on meeting pope: 'A man who wants to connect'

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Maryknoll Sr. Teresa Dagdag says she didn't expect to meet Pope Francis on Oct. 3. But as she walked away from a brief encounter with him, she says she saw "a simple man, a man of God, a man who wants to connect."

A native of the Philippines, Dagdag is the executive co-secretary of a group of leaders of international orders of men and women religious who focus on social justice issues. 

Pope’s Quotes: Common sanctity

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My favorite quotes from Pope Francis:

“I see the sanctity of God’s people, this daily sanctity. There is a ‘holy middle class,’ which we can all be part of … I see the holiness in the patience of the people of God: a woman who is raising children, a man who works to bring home the bread, the sick, the elderly priests who have so many wounds but have a smile on their faces because they served the Lord, the sisters who work hard and live a hidden sanctity. This is for me the common sanctity. …

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