Pope Francis’
Quotes on Poverty
Speaker: Fr. Ric R. Eguia
Year 2021,
500th year of Christianity
in the Philippines
After 500 years of Christianity in
the Philippines, the country
remains poor and the poor are
marginalized.
The root cause...
Pagnanakaw
sa Kaban ng Bayan
ang ugat ng ating
kahirapan.
“Poverty in the world is a scandal.
In a world where there is so much
wealth, so many resources to feed
everyone, it is un...
“…Poverty today is a cry. We all
have to think if we can become a
little poorer, all of us have to do
this. How can I beco...
Examination of Conscience:
What emotions does the existence
of poverty in the world stir up in
your heart?
Ano ang iyong n...
The gravest sin is “indifference.”
Indifference is the absence of
love, when one does not care at
all.
So much poverty we ...
“In the Parable of the Good
Samaritan, the Lord speaks of a
man assaulted and left half dead
at the side of the road. Peop...
“…How often do we turn the
other way and pretend not to see?
Only a Samaritan, a stranger, sees
him, stops, lifts him up, ...
Examination of Conscience:
- Kailan mo naranasan na ikaw ay
nalagay sa kagipitan at ikaw ay
nangailangan ng tulong? Sino a...
“Only by becoming poor
ourselves, by stripping away our
complacency, will we be able to
identify with the least of our
bro...
Let us make it clear:
- We are not trying to glorify poverty,
because material poverty, in itself, is
evil.
- It dehumaniz...
Material poverty is not the
will of God for his people.
God did not create poverty.
God created a bountiful life
for all, and he wants us to
live in the fullness of life.
The world’s poverty
is the result of man’s
selfishness and greed.
Because God loves the poor,
he sent his Son
to live with the poor.
Jesus Christ established his Church
among the poor and for the poor,
so it is a “Church of the Poor.”
To remain true to it...
“God has a special love for the
poor, such that he himself became
poor. The entire history of our
redemption is marked by ...
“…Salvation came to us from the
“yes” uttered by a poor maiden
(Virgin Mary) from a small town
on the fringes of a great e...
“…The Savior was born in a manger, in
the midst of animals, like children of
the poor families; he was presented
at the Te...
“The poor is at the center of the
Gospel; the poor is at the heart of
the Gospel. If we take away the
poor from the Gospel...
Year 2015
Year of the Poor
Goal of the Year of the Poor
- To bring the joy of the Gospel to the
poor.
- To empower the poor by raising
their human di...
Material poverty is not something
that is good in itself.
Poverty becomes good only when
it leads to holiness.
How can poverty leads to holiness?
Poverty leads to holiness only if it sets
us free to say “yes” to the call of God.
Pove...
The Lord Jesus said, “We cannot
serve both God and money. We
will love one and hate the other.”
The call to embrace povert...
“You can’t speak of poverty
without having experienced the
poor. You can’t speak of poverty
in the abstract: that doesn’t ...
The Call to the Priesthood
is a Call to Poverty
(My Vocation Story)
“To love God and neighbor is not
something abstract, but
profoundly concrete. It means
seeing in every person the face of
...
Examination of Conscience:
- Sinabi ni Jesus, “Anuman ang gawin
ninyo sa pinahamak ninyong kapatid,
ito ay sa akin ninyo g...
“When we are generous in
welcoming people and sharing
with them, not only do we no
longer remain poor; we are
enriched. Wh...
Examination of Conscience:
- Ano ang maituturo sa iyo ng mga
kapatid na dukha at nagdarahop?
- Ayon sa Panginoon, sino ang...
Parish Program for the Poor
“Pananagutan at Damayan”
(The Spirituality of Sharing)
“A way has to be found to enable
everyone to benefit from the fruits of
the earth, and not simply to close the
gap between...
Examination of Conscience:
- Sa ating panahon ngayon, sino
ang mga Lazaro na dapat nating
tulungan?
- Sino naman ang mga i...
Unfair Labor Practice in the
Philippines:
- Contractualization of Labor
- Laborers are denied of security
of tenure and em...
“Each individual Christian and every
community is called to be an
instrument of God for the liberation
and promotion of th...
“Among our tasks, as witnesses to
the love of Christ, is that of giving
a voice to the cry of the poor.”
(To the Bishop of...
Examination of Conscience:
Ano ang dapat nating baguhin sa
ating puso upang makatugon tayo
sa tawag sa mga panaghoy ng mga...
“Jesus commanded his disciples:
‘You yourselves, give them
something to eat!’ (Mark 6:37):
It means working to eliminate t...
“Poverty calls us to sow hope….
Poverty is the flesh of the poor
Jesus, in the child who is hungry,
in the one who is sick...
Examination of Conscience:
- Saan ko nakikita ang pag-asa?
- Saan ko nakikita ang mga
estruktura ng kawalan ng
katarungan?...
We need to share the joy of
the Gospel to the poor.
“The worst discrimination which the
poor suffer is the lack of spiritual
care. The great majority of the poor
have a speci...
“…Our preferential option for the
poor must mainly translate into a
privileged and preferential care.”
(From Evangelii Gau...
Examination of Conscience:
- Nararamdaman ba natin ang
pagkauhaw sa Diyos ng mga dukha?
- Paano natin naibabahagi ang gala...
“Ang Simbahan ng mga Dukha”
(Pagbubuo ng mga Kristiyanong
Pamayanan)
Pagbibigay ng libreng paglilingkod:
Binyag, Kumpil at...
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Pope Francis' Quotes on Poverty

Spiritual Poverty is the freedom from the attachment of the world's riches and the freedom to follow the Lord.
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Transcripts - Pope Francis' Quotes on Poverty

  • 1. Pope Francis’ Quotes on Poverty Speaker: Fr. Ric R. Eguia
  • 2. Year 2021, 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines
  • 3. After 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, the country remains poor and the poor are marginalized. The root cause of our poverty is not “over population” but “corruption in government.”
  • 4. Pagnanakaw sa Kaban ng Bayan ang ugat ng ating kahirapan.
  • 5. “Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor people…
  • 6. “…Poverty today is a cry. We all have to think if we can become a little poorer, all of us have to do this. How can I become a little poorer in order to be more like Jesus who was the poor Teacher?” (To the Students of Jesuit Schools, June 7, 2013)
  • 7. Examination of Conscience: What emotions does the existence of poverty in the world stir up in your heart? Ano ang iyong nararamdam sa sobrang kahirapan na nakikita mo sa iyong kapaligiran?
  • 8. The gravest sin is “indifference.” Indifference is the absence of love, when one does not care at all. So much poverty we see around us makes us numb and indifferent.
  • 9. “In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the Lord speaks of a man assaulted and left half dead at the side of the road. People pass by him and look at him. But they do not stop, they just continue on their journey, indifferent to him; it is none of their business… (Based on Luke 10:29-35)
  • 10. “…How often do we turn the other way and pretend not to see? Only a Samaritan, a stranger, sees him, stops, lifts him up, takes him by the hand, and cares for him…. (To St. Francis of Assisi of the Good Providence of God Hospital, July 24, 2013)
  • 11. Examination of Conscience: - Kailan mo naranasan na ikaw ay nalagay sa kagipitan at ikaw ay nangailangan ng tulong? Sino ang tumulong sa iyo? - Kailan mo naranasan na tinulungan ng isang tao na hindi mo kilala? - Sino ngayon ang iyong kapwa na nangangailangan? Paano ka tinatawag ng Diyos na tumugon?
  • 12. “Only by becoming poor ourselves, by stripping away our complacency, will we be able to identify with the least of our brothers and sisters.” (Homily at Manila Cathedral, Jan 16, 2015)
  • 13. Let us make it clear: - We are not trying to glorify poverty, because material poverty, in itself, is evil. - It dehumanizes a man. It degrades man’s dignity. - Material poverty is the root of crimes in our society.
  • 14. Material poverty is not the will of God for his people. God did not create poverty.
  • 15. God created a bountiful life for all, and he wants us to live in the fullness of life.
  • 16. The world’s poverty is the result of man’s selfishness and greed.
  • 17. Because God loves the poor, he sent his Son to live with the poor.
  • 18. Jesus Christ established his Church among the poor and for the poor, so it is a “Church of the Poor.” To remain true to its mission, the Church should give preferential option for the poor.
  • 19. “God has a special love for the poor, such that he himself became poor. The entire history of our redemption is marked by the presence of the poor…
  • 20. “…Salvation came to us from the “yes” uttered by a poor maiden (Virgin Mary) from a small town on the fringes of a great empire…”
  • 21. “…The Savior was born in a manger, in the midst of animals, like children of the poor families; he was presented at the Temple along with two turtledoves, the offering made by those who could not afford a lamb; he was raised in a home of ordinary workers and worked with his own hands to earn his bread.” (Evangelii Gaudium, #197)
  • 22. “The poor is at the center of the Gospel; the poor is at the heart of the Gospel. If we take away the poor from the Gospel, then the whole message of Jesus Christ will be lost.” (Pope Francis at Manila Cathedral Mass, Jan 16, 2015)
  • 23. Year 2015 Year of the Poor
  • 24. Goal of the Year of the Poor - To bring the joy of the Gospel to the poor. - To empower the poor by raising their human dignity based on God’s love for them. - To make the poor not just the receiver but the proclaimer of the Gospel.
  • 25. Material poverty is not something that is good in itself. Poverty becomes good only when it leads to holiness.
  • 26. How can poverty leads to holiness? Poverty leads to holiness only if it sets us free to say “yes” to the call of God. Poverty leads to holiness only if it is embraced for the greater glory of God’s Kingdom.
  • 27. The Lord Jesus said, “We cannot serve both God and money. We will love one and hate the other.” The call to embrace poverty is a call to be free to follow the Lord.
  • 28. “You can’t speak of poverty without having experienced the poor. You can’t speak of poverty in the abstract: that doesn’t exist.” (To the Students of Jesuit Schools, June 7, 2013)
  • 29. The Call to the Priesthood is a Call to Poverty (My Vocation Story)
  • 30. “To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete. It means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, and to serve him completely.” (To the Homeless Shelter “Dona Di Maria” May 21, 2013)
  • 31. Examination of Conscience: - Sinabi ni Jesus, “Anuman ang gawin ninyo sa pinahamak ninyong kapatid, ito ay sa akin ninyo ginawa.” - Nakikita ba natin ang mukha ni Jesus sa mga taong dukha, maliliit at mahina? - Kanino kayo nahihirapan makita ang mukha ni Jesus?
  • 32. “When we are generous in welcoming people and sharing with them, not only do we no longer remain poor; we are enriched. When someone needing food knocks at your door, you always find a way of sharing food.” (To the Community of Varginha, July 25, 2013)
  • 33. Examination of Conscience: - Ano ang maituturo sa iyo ng mga kapatid na dukha at nagdarahop? - Ayon sa Panginoon, sino ang mga taong dapat mo patuluyin sa iyong buhay? Sa ating parokya? Sa inyong pamayanan?
  • 34. Parish Program for the Poor “Pananagutan at Damayan” (The Spirituality of Sharing)
  • 35. “A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all, to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.” (Based on Luke 16:19-31, the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man.) (To the Food and Agricultural Organization, June 20, 2013)
  • 36. Examination of Conscience: - Sa ating panahon ngayon, sino ang mga Lazaro na dapat nating tulungan? - Sino naman ang mga itinuturing na mayaman? - Saan natin nakikita ang ating sarili?
  • 37. Unfair Labor Practice in the Philippines: - Contractualization of Labor - Laborers are denied of security of tenure and employment benefits.
  • 38. “Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor, and for enabling them to be fully a part of society. This demands that we be docile and attentive to the cry of the poor and to come to their aid.” (Evangelii Gaudium, #187)
  • 39. “Among our tasks, as witnesses to the love of Christ, is that of giving a voice to the cry of the poor.” (To the Bishop of Canterbury, June 14, 2013)
  • 40. Examination of Conscience: Ano ang dapat nating baguhin sa ating puso upang makatugon tayo sa tawag sa mga panaghoy ng mga nasa matinding kahirapan?
  • 41. “Jesus commanded his disciples: ‘You yourselves, give them something to eat!’ (Mark 6:37): It means working to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor.” (From Evangelii Gaudium, #187)
  • 42. “Poverty calls us to sow hope…. Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in the child who is hungry, in the one who is sick, in those unjust social structures.” (To the Students of Jesuit School, June 7, 2013)
  • 43. Examination of Conscience: - Saan ko nakikita ang pag-asa? - Saan ko nakikita ang mga estruktura ng kawalan ng katarungan? - Saan mo nakikita si Jesus?
  • 44. We need to share the joy of the Gospel to the poor.
  • 45. “The worst discrimination which the poor suffer is the lack of spiritual care. The great majority of the poor have a special openness to the faith; they need God and we must not fail to offer them his friendship, his blessing, his word, the celebration of the sacraments and a journey of growth and maturity in the faith…
  • 46. “…Our preferential option for the poor must mainly translate into a privileged and preferential care.” (From Evangelii Gaudium, #200)
  • 47. Examination of Conscience: - Nararamdaman ba natin ang pagkauhaw sa Diyos ng mga dukha? - Paano natin naibabahagi ang galak ng Ebanghelyo sa mga dukha? - Paano natin naisasalin ang “preferential option for the poor” ng Simbahan pagdating sa pagdiriwang ng Sakramento?
  • 48. “Ang Simbahan ng mga Dukha” (Pagbubuo ng mga Kristiyanong Pamayanan) Pagbibigay ng libreng paglilingkod: Binyag, Kumpil at Kasal

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