Being A “Missionary Disciple”, Mule and All…

Cura Brochero

I love this article from about Pope Francis’ reflection on the beatification of José Gabriel Brochero, known as Cura Brochero, a mule riding missionary in Argentina:

Today, the Pope concluded, “let us allow Cura Brochero to enter, mule and all, into the house of our hearts, and to invite us to prayer, to the encounter with Jesus, who frees us from bondage to go out into the streets to seek our brother, to touch the flesh of Christ in those who suffer and who need the love of God. This is the only way we will taste the joy Cura Brochero experienced, the foretaste of the happiness he now enjoys as a Blessed in heaven.”

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