TIME's Person of the Year for 2013 is Pope Francis. He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing. The septuagenarian superstar is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century.
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. ...
As the longest-serving First Lady, Roosevelt spent many years traveling the country, recounting her trips in her daily syndicated column “My Day.” She was the first First Lady to hold her own press conference, and only allowed female reporters—who were traditionally barred from presidential press conferences—to attend. After her husband’s death, she served as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
“If I remember well it was 1985,” Cardinal Bergoglio wrote. “One evening I went to recite the Holy Rosary that was being led by the Holy Father. He was in front of everybody, on his knees. The group was numerous; I saw the Holy Father from the back and, little by little, I got lost in prayer. I was not alone: I was praying in the middle of the people of God to which I and all those there belonged, led by our Pastor. His witness struck me.” Pope Francis on JP II
Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State in the administration of President George W. Bush. She wrote her memoir book 'No Higher Honor' of her years in Washington DC.