Thomas S. Monson

August 22, 2020 11:07 AM MDT
President Thomas S. Monson left behind a legacy of serving and ministering to "the one.” He frequently spoke of the joy that comes from knowing you have been “on the Lord’s errand.”
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July 04, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
This excerpt is from Be Your Best Self by President Thomas S. Monson, which was published in 1979. This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in July 2017.
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December 20, 2019 10:12 PM MST
In my childhood, everything wasn’t bliss in our ward Primary, for boys will be boys. The laughter of the boys and the chatter of the girls at times must have been most disconcerting to our Primary leaders.
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By  LDS Living
February 13, 2019 03:03 PM MST
How did some of our modern-day prophets propose to their wives? From the humorous to the sweet, you'll love these incredible stories that show a brief glimpse into the early life of three prophets.
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September 28, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
With so many Church leaders who have a wonderful sense of humor all their own, there are always many funny or light-hearted moments shared each general conference. Here are some of the most hilarious that are guaranteed to give you a laugh, brighten your day, and deepen your love for God's chosen apostles.
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September 11, 2018 12:30 PM MDT
The messages and stories Church leaders shared in the wake of the devastation on 9/11 are ones we can apply in times of division, darkness, and even in times of prosperity. They are messages to live by that remind us what is most important in a world filled with death, destruction, hate, and also love.
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August 27, 2018 06:31 PM MDT
While visiting a missionary's grave in East Germany during the Berlin Wall era, President Monson saw a powerful example of love and respect through the actions of a young deacon.
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By  LDS Living
July 24, 2018 12:29 PM MDT
Nothing can compare to the feeling that comes when President Thomas S. Monson starts in on one of his famous stories. The emotion and power behind his words can make us not only laugh and cry, but have a desire to truly change our lives. So, in honor of Pioneer Day, we wanted to share three of our favorite pioneer stories shared by President Monson throughout the years--pioneer stories that show how they can come from all ages and parts of the world.
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June 01, 2018 12:39 PM MDT
June 8, 1978, is emblazoned into our collective memory as Latter-day Saints. Many of us identify with the sentiments of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who said, "I can remember exactly where I was. For us, that's the 'where we [were] when Kennedy was shot' [moment], this deep, deep, spiritual, emotional moment in the history of the Church."
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May 03, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Only three months after the Church was officially organized, the Lord instructed Emma to make a selection of hymns to be used by the Saints:
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March 30, 2018 09:43 AM MDT
General conference: a time of year that Latter-day Saints across the entire world unite their prayers, their voices, and their spirits in sustaining and listening to God's chosen prophets and leaders. It is, without a doubt, a sacred and wonderful time for Mormons everywhere, full of many spiritual and emotional highs.
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January 12, 2018 06:09 PM MST
To a full Conference Center, President Thomas S. Monson's daughter, Ann M. Dibb, and three apostles—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, President Henry B. Eyring, and President Russell M. Nelson—spoke of this remarkable man and his "legacy of love and service" during his funeral on January 12.
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January 12, 2018 02:54 PM MST
“President Monson exemplified caring for the individual,” Bryan Burningham said. “I am not a person of great consequence, and yet he cared for me and my family. He treated everyone with the ideal that the worth of every soul is great in the sight of God. . . . To me, President Monson’s legacy is one of love and priesthood service. So much of his service will never be seen in the public eye, but it will live forever in the hearts of the lives he has blessed. He was an incredible example of the Savior’s pure love.”
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By  LDS Living
January 11, 2018 04:00 PM MST
On Friday, Church members are invited to participate in funeral services for President Thomas S. Monson, who passed away January 2 at the age of 90.
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January 11, 2018 03:35 PM MST
To honor his memory and pay respects to our beloved prophet, many are predicted to attend the viewing of President Monson on Thursday at the LDS Conference Center.
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By  Zack Oates
January 11, 2018 12:00 PM MST
What will be President Thomas S. Monson’s legacy?
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January 10, 2018 08:37 PM MST
The following tributes were shared recently by Mormon Newsroom.
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January 10, 2018 07:00 PM MST
The following shares excerpts from a message President Thomas S. Monson shared in general conference shortly after the death of his wife, Frances Monson. What a powerful testimony of the role of God in our lives:
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January 09, 2018 02:11 PM MST
On the Senate floor Monday, Senator Orrin Hatch paid tribute to President Thomas S. Monson, his "dear friend" and "a beloved leader whose love of God and his fellow men defined a lifetime of selfless service."
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January 09, 2018 12:58 PM MST
Over the past week, The New York Times received criticism over its coverage of President Thomas S. Monson's death on social media and from other media outlets.
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January 08, 2018 08:03 PM MST
The monument and headstone for President Thomas S. Monson will be placed in the Salt Lake City Cemetery next to his wife's, Frances Monson.
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January 08, 2018 03:29 PM MST
"He was always mindful," Ann Monson Dibb, the daughter of President Monson, told Deseret News about her father. "He was a means by which individuals' prayers could be answered if he listened, if he looked around and perceived who might need help or a friendly hello. It was just all wrapped up in a 'whirlwind of a man.'"
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By  LDS Living
January 08, 2018 03:19 PM MST
On Sunday, Marie Osmond took to Facebook to share her feelings about the man who comforted her at her son's and her parents' funerals: Thomas S. Monson.
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By  LDS Living
January 06, 2018 01:00 PM MST
Over the years President Thomas S. Monson has given many powerful witnesses and testimonies of our Savior Jesus Christ and His Church on the earth today. Here are just a few such testimonies, where President Monson shares the miracle of the Restoration and this stirring truth: "I want the Lord to know if He wants an errand run, Tom Monson will run that errand."
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January 05, 2018 07:09 PM MST
In three short, touching videos, Sister Ann M. Dibb (President Monson's daughter), President Uchtdorf, and President Eyring share touching memories and impressions of our beloved prophet.
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January 05, 2018 03:46 PM MST
The following article was published on the Huffington Post the day after President Monson's passing.
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By  LDS Living
January 05, 2018 02:38 PM MST
On January 4, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs featured President Thomas S. Monson as the Veteran of the Day. Along with this honor, the department shared this touching tribute:
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January 05, 2018 01:39 PM MST
As I've been studying the words and guidance of our beloved President Thomas S. Monson this week, the range and depth of the wisdom he shared stagger me. With 54 years of apostolic and prophetic counsel and advice, not to mention books and biographies that detail the intimate lessons and details of his life, it's hard to comprehend the unfailing service, devotion, faith, and commitment of this great man.
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January 05, 2018 05:00 AM MST
With the recent passing of beloved prophet Thomas S. Monson, many are wondering what is next for the leadership of the Church.
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January 04, 2018 08:31 PM MST
Gerry Avant, a long-time reporter for the Deseret News, shares her personal, heartwarming experiences with our beloved prophet Thomas S. Monson before he passed away. "Comfortable in any setting, he aptly could be described as ‘everybody’s friend," Avant once said of President Monson as she observed his acts of service throughout her career.
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January 04, 2018 07:25 PM MST
On Thursday, Senators Jeff Flake and Mike Lee honored President Monson's life with tributes given on the Senate floor.
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January 04, 2018 04:00 PM MST
The following is an excerpt from President Monson's book Be Your Best Self. In it, he provides three steps in a formula that "will help you and help me to journey well through mortality and to that great reward of exaltation in the celestial kingdom of our Heavenly Father." President Monson's entire life of love and service exemplifies these ideals.
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January 04, 2018 02:47 PM MST
“His lifelong service and his impact on the world will always be remembered,” the Jazz said.
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January 04, 2018 02:28 PM MST
Here are some precious glimpses into President Monson's life as a father, grandfather, and servant of God.
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January 04, 2018 08:00 AM MST
I was in England when President Monson called me on the phone and asked me to write his biography. It was June 18, 2008, a Thursday, and the experience is forever imprinted in my heart and mind.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2018 05:04 PM MST
The Church released the following statement from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding President Monson:
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2018 02:28 PM MST
Many of us are missing our beloved prophet this morning and extending our love to his family after he passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. President Eyring and President Uchtdorf released the following testimony and tribute:
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January 03, 2018 01:57 PM MST
With the passing of our beloved prophet, we wanted to remember the uplifting and eloquent words he shared that inspire us to be better, to reach higher, and to live our lives with more optimism.
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January 03, 2018 01:56 PM MST
The Church tweeted this heartwarming video honoring the life and legacy of President Thomas S. Monson. We are grateful for our beloved prophet and his life of compassion, service, and dedication. We will miss him.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2018 01:47 PM MST
After our beloved prophet's passing late on Tuesday, January 2, media outlets from across the globe have featured the life and death of President Thomas S. Monson. But what did these media outlets have to say about this great man and prophet of God? Here is just a taste:
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2018 01:47 PM MST
As we honor our beloved President Monson in the wake of his passing on Tuesday January 2, 2018, here's a look at the counsel he offered in 223 general conference addresses he gave throughout his life.
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January 03, 2018 05:33 AM MST
We will miss our beloved prophet dearly, who passed away on Tuesday, January 2.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2018 05:27 AM MST
Thomas S. Monson was well-known for his humor, intelligence, and strong testimony of Christ. He preached repentance, forgiveness, and love to all who heard him. He passed away on Tuesday, January 2, and we will miss him dearly. Here are some of our favorite moments from his time as prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2018 05:01 AM MST
On Tuesday, January 2, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins announced:
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By  LDS Living
December 20, 2017 01:00 PM MST
As winter approaches and the weather turns chilly, this experience President Monson had on a cold, winter night is sure to warm your heart and remind us of the meaning of Christlike service.
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November 16, 2017 11:01 AM MST
Editor’s note: This article originally ran in November 2017.
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November 10, 2017 10:00 PM MST
The following is excerpted from President Thomas S. Monson's biography, To the Rescue, and illustrates a few moments from his military service in WWII.
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November 08, 2017 09:41 AM MST
One of the most beautiful things about the LDS Church is how it brings people together from different backgrounds, and the pasts of the Brethren leading this church are no different. Find out what unique jobs some general authorities have held before they were called to serve.
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October 20, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Conference Talk: For a message from President Monson read "Closing Remarks," by Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, Nov 2009, 109-10.
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By  LDS Living
October 14, 2017 12:00 PM MDT
How do prophets and apostles celebrate Halloween? While all of the brethren celebrate October 31st in their own unique way, this story, shared by President Thomas S. Monson in general conference in 2006, details President Monson's favorite Halloween memory. And, as is typical of our beloved prophet, the only spirits or ghosts that accompanied him on this holiday night were the spirit of service and the Holy Ghost.
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October 11, 2017 01:08 PM MDT
We love our prophet and are grateful for the way he has dedicated his life to serving the Church.
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October 01, 2017 03:41 PM MDT
While President Thomas S. Monson has been physically absent at this October general conference, in no way has our beloved prophet been truly absent.
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September 29, 2017 02:44 PM MDT
In his April 2017 general conference address, President Thomas S. Monson counseled members to read the Book of Mormon each day. But there is more to this latest counsel from our prophet that we sometimes overlook.
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September 29, 2017 02:03 PM MDT
Newsweek recently highlighted President Monson's life and ministry after the Church's announcement the prophet would be absent from the upcoming general conference because of limitations due to his age.
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September 28, 2017 06:47 PM MDT
Though President Monson still communicates and confers with his counselors, he will not be able to attend this session of general conference, along with Elder Hales. We love and sustain our prophet.
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By  LDS Living
September 28, 2017 01:04 PM MDT
As Mormons gear up for another general conference, many of our thoughts have turned to our beloved prophet, President Thomas S. Monson.
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September 27, 2017 12:07 PM MDT
Our Savior taught many of His most profound lessons through stories—stories that seemed simple at first, but contained layers and facets of meaning that brought listeners to a new level of understanding. He shared relatable moments from daily life mixed with unexpected lessons, insights, and tales.
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September 26, 2017 01:48 PM MDT
Having a prophet absent from a general conference due to age or illness is not unheard of. In fact, Deseret News shared eight instances when Church presidents were absent from general conference.
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September 11, 2017 01:12 PM MDT
On the 10-year anniversary of September 11th, President Thomas S. Monson shared a powerful message with the nation by writing an article for The Washington Post.
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By  LDS Living
August 21, 2017 04:03 PM MDT
Visitors to Temple Square on August 21 had a lot to celebrate as President Thomas S. Monson's 90th birthday coincided with an eclipse passing over the United States.
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