Why has Pope Francis called for an entire year to be dedicated to rediscovering and celebrating God’s mercy and increasing our own understanding and capacity for mercy?
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God’s boundless mercy has become the recurring theme of Pope Francis’ preaching and teaching. He so desires that we understand the mercy of God that he has called for an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.
This faith-sharing guide provides an opportunity to participate in the holy year in a meaningful way.
Each of the eight sessions features a Gospel passage followed by a homily on that passage by Pope Francis. Questions for reflection and discussion focus on both the Scripture text and the homily. The book includes the entire text of Pope Francis’ Bull of Indiction for the Jubilee Year. This book is ideal for individuals and small groups.
In this book, Catholics are reminded in a personal way of the beauty and power of reconciliation.
Gospel passages bring forward the themes of mercy, forgiveness of sins, and conversion, which are at the heart of Jesus’ teaching.
This scriptural study is coupled with a deeper reflection on the Catholic tradition and pastoral ministry of the sacrament, and what it means to Christian disciples.
Confession: The Sacrament of Mercy is one of a series of eight books, which form the official catechetical resource for the Jubilee of Mercy created by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the request of Pope Francis.
The Psalms have a strong attraction – to believers and non-believers alike – because they reflect our deepest experiences as human beings.
They are full of the highs and lows of everyday life, the triumphs and losses, our strengths and weaknesses, the beautiful and painful. They also point to our human search for a merciful and loving God. Praying with these 10 Psalms of Mercy wll help us to come more deeply into God’s presence, and reveal God’s mercy and tenderness for each one of us.
The Psalms of Mercy is one of a series of eight books which form the official catechetical resource for the Jubilee of Mercy created by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the request of Pope Francis.
The spiritual and corporal works of mercy are not a list to be learnt but actions to be lived.
Mark Shea gives great examples of people who have performed the works of mercy and advice on how we can practice them in the 21st century.
Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy is a call to each one of us to rediscover and to live the works of mercy every day.
Mark Shea is an American writer and blogger.
The new Jubilee of Mercy announced by Pope Francis is of great significance.
Drawing from his biography, his motto, interviews, homilies, and messages, here we learn how Francis sees himself as a pilgrim in need of mercy.
Further, we are all pilgrims, called to pass through the ‘door of mercy’ opening before us in this Holy Year.
In a world that sometimes seems light on love and forgiveness, where many feel they are beyond forgiveness, this is an invitation to start out on a personal journey to discover what mercy truly is.