Pope Francis, at his General Audience this morning, reflected on the gift of piety
, saying: "Piety is not mere outward religiosity; it is the genuine religious spirit which makes us turn to the Father as his children and to grow in our love for others, seeing them as our brothers and sisters, members of God's family."
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Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV. An like OSV Newsweekly on Facebook.