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The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers. Abbe Pierre#Society 52
Abbe Pierre#Society 52
It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges. Abbe Pierre#Technology 40
Abbe Pierre#Technology 40
Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace. Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 22
Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 22
When they are assailed by despair, young people should let universal concerns into their lives. Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 20
Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 20
The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school. Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 17
Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 17
Hope is not a matter of age. Abbe Pierre#Age 16
Abbe Pierre#Age 16
Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me, and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it. Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 16
Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 16
What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences. Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 16
I came from a wealthy family. I made over my share of the estate to various charities. Abbe Pierre#Family 13
Abbe Pierre#Family 13
After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted. Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 13
Abbe Pierre#Uncategorized 13
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