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St. Francis inspires Church to mirror his faith in Christ, Pope says

November 02, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: On October 31, Pope Francis received members of the Ecclesial Coordination for the Franciscan VIII Centenary (2023-2026), which will commemorate the 800th anniversary of several events in St. Francis of Assisi’s life, culminating in his passing.

During his address, which has not yet been released in English, the Pope reflected on the saint’s listening, journeying, and proclamation to the peripheries.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 02, 2022 6:34 PM ET USA

    It is well known in educational circles that lecturing (proclamation) results in the least retention in the mind of the hearer (<10%). The techniques of "immediate use" and "peer teaching", on the other hand, produce the highest retention (~90%). These techniques impart skill and habit, as well as knowledge. The most effective forms of proselytization. (Proselytize: "To advertise one’s religious beliefs; to convert (someone) to one’s own faith or religious movement or encourage them to do so."