Through the Year with Pope Francis

Words of Pope Francis help focus Catholics’ daily prayer 

HUNTINGTON, Indiana, January 6, 2014 – Pope Francis has surprised and intrigued the world with his straightforward, genuine, and sometimes startling way of relating the Catholic Faith. Though his message is the same as that of popes before him, his delivery is provocatively different. 

Now Catholics can be inspired by Pope Francis’ insights every day of the year with Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013). His reflections are culled from homilies, addresses, and general audiences during his papacy, as well as letters, homilies, and talks from his tenure as Cardinal of Buenos Aires. 

Each daily quote gives readers a very brief thought that is suitable for prayer and meditation. “Think of it as your daily protein shake or energy shot,” states Kevin Cotter, Editor of Through the Year with Pope Francis and curriculum and web director of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Each day’s reading includes some stimulating questions to focus more deeply on the subject and its meaning for each individual. 


For an interview with Kevin Cotter, please contact Christine Valentine-Owsik at: (215) 230-8095 or 


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Kevin Cotter is a missionary with FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students), where he serves as the Director of Curriculum and Web. As the creator of, Kevin notified over 100,000 people about Pope Francis’ election via text and e-mail. He holds an M.A. in Sacred Scripture from the Augustine Institute and lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Lisa, and their young children.