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Abbe Pierre's Profile

Brief about Abbe Pierre: By info that we know Abbe Pierre was born at 1912-08-15. And also Abbe Pierre is French Clergyman.

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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.

Tags: Fight, Men, Women

The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers.

Tags: Become, Society, Thought

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

Tags: Act, Enough, Sunday

Hope is not a matter of age.

Tags: Age, Hope, Matter

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

Tags: Family, Share, Wealthy

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.

Tags: Grace, Illness, State

My family background was deeply Christian.

Tags: Background, Christian, Family

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

Tags: Prepare, Training

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

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

Tags: Despair, Lives, Young

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.

Tags: Law, Time, War

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.

Tags: Humanity, Technology, True

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.

Tags: Challenge, Strong, Truth

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school.

Tags: Head, Process, School