November 19: World Day of the Poor

Today is the first ever World Day of the Poor.

Pope Francis tells us, “Let us love, not with words but with deeds.”

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“This new World Day should become a powerful appeal to our consciences as believers, allowing us to grow in the conviction that sharing with the poor enables us to understand the deepest truth of the gospel,” said Pope Francis. “There poor are not a problem; they are a resource from which to draw as we strive to accept and practice in our lives the essence of the Gospel.”