3P’s thoughts

Quotes from his writings and interventions filed at the Center in his name in Bonello Street in Palermo

3P’s thoughts

Quotes from his writings and interventions filed at the Center in his name in Bonello Street in Palermo

Words and facts

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Words and facts "It is important to talk about the Mafia, especially in schools, to fight against the mafia mentality, which is then any ideology willing to sell off the dignity of man for money. But do not stop at the processions, complaints, protests. All these initiatives have value, but if you stop at this level, they are just words. And the words must be confirmed by the facts.”

Like the pieces of a mosaic

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Like the pieces of a mosaic "Think of that portrait of Jesus depicted in the Cathedral of Monreale. Each of us is like a piece of this great mosaic. So we all need to understand what our place is and help others understand what is their own, so that the one face of Christ is formed.”

I've done my best

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I've done my best. "We must try to follow our vocation, our project of love. But we can never consider ourselves sitting at the end of the line, already arrived. It starts every time. We must have humility, awareness of having accepted the Lord's invitation, walking, then presenting what was built to be able to say: yes, I did my best."

The meaning of life

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The meaning of life. "Each of us feels a tendency within himself, a charisma. A project that makes every man unique and unrepeatable. This call, this vocation is the sign of the Holy Spirit in us. Only listening to this voice can give meaning to our life."

The Lord knows how to wait

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The Lord knows how to wait "No man is far from the Lord. The Lord loves freedom, does not impose his love. He does not force the heart of any of us. Every heart has its own times, which even we cannot understand. He knocks and stands at the door. When the heart is ready it will open."

Knowing how to listen

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Knowing how to listen means going beyond words In order to enter the inner world of another and appreciate things from his point of view, enter the heart of man. We must give and ask our brother What is necessary to help him.

The torticollis syndrome

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Many today suffer from "stiff neck syndrome" because they keep looking back, they are afraid of the past and cannot leave it behind. Others think, reflect lots and lots, so much so that they never move. In the end, they stay with one foot in the air for fear of stepping forward.

To whom bequeath hope?

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To those who have anger towards the society they see; to those full of fear and anxiety; to those who are impatient because what they wish for comes late; to those who are discouraged by their failures. We must give hope to anyone who asks for signs of love.

The testimony that becomes martyrdom

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The testimony that becomes martyrdom "The disciple of Christ is a witness. Christian witness experiences difficulties it can become martyrdom. It is a short step; indeed, it is precisely the martyrdom that gives value to the testimony. Remember Saint Paul: "I earnestly desire even to die to be with Christ". Behold, this desire becomes a desire for communion that transcends even life.”

If everyone does something

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If everyone does something "Our initiatives and those of volunteers must be a sign. It is not something that can transform Brancaccio. This is an illusion that we cannot afford. It is only a sign to provide other models, especially to young people. We do it to be able to say: since there is nothing, we want to roll up our sleeves and build something. And if everyone does something, then you can do a lot ...”