EG 126: The Spirit Works Through Popular Piety

Vasnetsov_Maria_MagdalenePope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium 126, stresses again that God utilizes popular piety to inspire and urge us to evangelization:

126. Underlying popular piety, as a fruit of the inculturated Gospel, is an active evangelizing power which we must not underestimate: to do so would be to fail to recognize the work of the Holy Spirit. Instead, we are called to promote and strengthen it, in order to deepen the never-ending process of inculturation. Expressions of popular piety have much to teach us; for those who are capable of reading them, they are a locus theologicus which demands our attention, especially at a time when we are looking to the new evangelization.

Tomorrow, we’ll look at person-to-person contact. Meanwhile, any last comments on popular piety?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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