Do We Want to Become Holy? (Check Out the Vatican’s Free Flip-Book!)

Yesterday Pope Francis celebrated the first anniversary of his election to the pontificate by praying with members of the Roman Curia at the Casa Divin Maestro in Ariccia, outside Rome.

Back home at the Vatican, though, folks were busy loading this commemorative flip-book onto the Vatican’s website.

Do We Want to Become Holy?  Yes or No? is available in six languages:  English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.  The title is derived from a question Pope Francis posed to the crowds gathered for his Angelus address in St Peter’s Square in February.

Its 70 pages include photographs and phrases taken from Pope Francis’s speeches over the past 12 months.

Vatican Radio reports:

By clicking on the link below each quote, you can access the full text, together with a wealth of further links to photo galleries plus audio and video of the event itself. Starting with the now famous phrase “A Christian can never be sad”, the book showcases quotes taken from memorable events like World Youth Day in Brazil or the papal visit to Lampedusa, as well as from regular events like the Sunday Angelus or the Wednesday General Audiences over the past year. There are also several phrases taken from the Pope’s apostolic exhortation Evangeli Gaudium with links to the full English text.

Click here to enjoy the book for yourself.