Christians should have restless hearts, says pope

Pope Francis waves to well-wishers as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Augustine in Rome on the saint's feast day Aug. 28.

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Pope Francis waves to well-wishers as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Augustine in Rome on the saint's feast day Aug. 28.

September 9, 2013

St. Augustine famously said people's hearts are restless until they rest in God, but too many people, Pope Francis said, have allowed their hearts to be "anesthetized" and no longer search for God and for love.

Celebrating the saint's feast day Aug. 28 with members of the Order of St. Augustine, the pope prayed that they would always be restless in their search for God, their desire to share the Gospel and their drive to show their love for everyone they meet.