Mercy

THE 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY.


THE 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY: 1. Feed the hungry. 2. Give drink to the thirsty. 3. Clothe the naked. 4. Shelter the homeless. 5. Visit the sick. 6. Visit the imprisoned. 7. Bury the dead. The Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 2449 reminds us of what God said in the Book of Deutornomy 15:11: “For the poor will never cease out of the land; therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy []

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR LENT. “’I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’: The works of mercy on the Jubilee path.”


POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR LENT (Feb. 10-Mar.20, 2016) “’I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’: The works of mercy on the Jubilee path.”    Dear friends, here we have Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2016, entitled, “’I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’: The works of mercy on the Jubilee path”. The message is divided into 3 sections: (1) “Mary, the image of a Church which evangelises because she is evangelised”; (2) “God’s covenant with humanity: a history of mercy”; and, (3)“The works of []

POPE FRANCIS ON CONFESSION AND CONFESSORS


POPE FRANCIS ON CONFESSION AND CONFESSORS Dear friends,  below you have a beautiful article regarding some ideas contained in Pope Francis’ new book, “The Name of God is Mercy” in which he gives important pointers for confessors and at the same time, wonderful ideas on the Sacrament of Mercy, the Sacrament of Confession. Regarding the insufficiency of the argument of a direct confession to God and about the importance of going to confession to a priest, Pope Francis said that PRIESTS AND []

POPE FRANCIS ON GOD’S LOVE, MERCY& EMBRACE


POPE FRANCIS ON GOD’S LOVE, MERCY AND EMBRACE   (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said on Friday that the embrace of God’s love has the power to silence all our sins, no matter how many. He stressed that not all love comes from God but He is the true love. The Pope’s words came during his homily at the morning Mass celebrated in the Santa Marta residence. Taking his cue from the gospel reading from the letter of John the Apostle, Pope Francis’s []

POPE FRANCIS: “WHY A JUBILEE OF MERCY?”


POPE FRANCIS: “WHY A JUBILEE OF MERCY?” Dear friends, in yesterday’s General Audience, Pope Francis beautifully explained the reasons why we are celebrating this year a Jubilee of Mercy. He underlined the following ideas which are worthwhile to reflect upon in our personal prayer. “The Church is called to offer her particular contribution, rendering visible the signs of the presence and closeness of God. And the Jubilee is a favorable time for all of us because, by contemplating the Divine Mercy, which surpasses []

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Our Immaculate Mother Mary (Piazza di Spagna, 8.XII.2015, Rome)


Pope Francis’ Prayer to Our Immaculate Mother Mary (Piazza di Spagna, 8.XII.2015, Rome) (Vatican Radio) On Tuesday afternoon, Pope Francis visited Piazza di Spagna, as part of celebrations for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Piazza was packed with people who welcomed the Pope saying ‘Viva il Papa!’ Following over fifty years of tradition, in his official capacity as the Bishop of Rome, the Pope pays homage to the Virgin Mary by placing a bouquet at the base of the Column []

Pope Francis’ Homily: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception & Inauguration of the Jubilee of Mercy (8 December 2015)


Pope Francis’ Homily: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception & Inauguration of the Jubilee of Mercy (8 December 2015) Dear Brothers and Sisters, In a few moments I will have the joy of opening the Holy Door of Mercy. We carry out this act, so simple yet so highly symbolic, in the light of the word of God which we have just heard. That word highlights the primacy of grace. Again and again these readings make us think of the words by which []

EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY: CONTEMPLATE THE MYSTERY OF MERCY.


  EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY: CONTEMPLATE THE MYSTERY OF MERCY   Dear friends, as Pope Francis encouraged us in Misericordiae vultus, we need to contemplate the mystery of mercy, not only in the history of humanity and of its salvation but also in our personal life as well. Let us thank God, the Most Holy Trinity, through the intercession of our Immaculate Mother Mary, “for His Mercy endures forever” and has touched the life of each one of us, his children and []