Abbe Pierre

Found 11 thoughts of Abbe Pierre

I came from a wealthy family. I made over my share of the estate to various charities.

Abbe Pierre

My family background was deeply Christian.

Abbe Pierre

Hope is not a matter of age.

Abbe Pierre

Providence was well aware what lay ahead for me, and my Capuchin training was to prepare me for it.

Abbe Pierre

When they are assailed by despair, young people should let universal concerns into their lives.

Abbe Pierre

Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life.

Abbe Pierre

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

It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act.

Abbe Pierre

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

People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.

Abbe Pierre

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