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Profiling Pope Francis as a Jesuit

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Does Pope Francis live as circumstances demand as Gracian describes this?

(297) "Act as though always on view. The insightful man [and woman] is the one who sees that others see or will see him. He knows that walls have ears, and that what's badly done is always bursting to come out. Even when alone, he [or she] acts as though seen by everyone, knowing that everything will eventually be known. He [or she] looks on those who will subsequently hear of his [or her] actions as witnesses to them already. The person who wanted everyone to see him [or her] wasn't daunted that others could see into his [or her] house from outside [Robbins notes that St. Ignatius Loyola "offers similar advice regarding what we say"]" (page 111; Robbins' note, page 122).

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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...)
 

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