Resources for the Jubilee of Mercy

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Wisdom from the Popes

Sacred Scripture

  • Luke 6:36
    Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
  • Lamentations 3:22-23
    The LORD’s acts of mercy are not exhausted, his compassion is not spent; they are renewed each morning – great is your faithfulness!
  • Psalms 33:5,18,22
    The earth is full of the mercy of the LORD
    Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those who fear him, upon those who count on his mercy
    May your mercy, LORD, be upon us; as we put our hope in you
  • Psalms 130:7-8
    Let Israel hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is mercy, with him is plenteous redemption, and he will redeem Israel from all its sins
  • Matthew 5:7
    Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy
  • Luke 10:25-37
    The Good Samaritan

Sacred Tradition

  • United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
    Page 529: “Spiritual Works of Mercy: These are actions that help our neighbor in their spiritual needs. They include counseling the doubtful, instructing the ignorant, admonishing the sinner, comforting the sorrowful, forgiving injuries, bearing wrongs patently, and praying of the living and the dead.”
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church (Part Three: Life in Christ)
    CCC 2447: "The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently. The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead. Among all these, giving alms to the poor is one of the chief witnesses to fraternal charity: it is also a work of justice pleasing to God.”
  • Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
    #414: How is human solidarity manifested?
    “Solidarity, which springs from human and Christian brotherhood, is manifested in the first place by the just distribution of goods, by a fair remuneration for work and by zeal for a more just social order. The virtue of solidarity also practices the sharing of the spiritual goods of faith which is even more important than sharing material goods.”

Daily Reflections

  • Learn more about The Divine Mercy. The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
  • Magnificat Year of Mercy Companion: Magnificat is a spiritual guide to help you develop your prayer life, grow in your spiritual life, find a way to a more profound love for Christ, and participate in the holy Mass with greater fervor.
  • The Word Among Us: A Catholic devotional magazine based on the daily mass readings.
  • A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections
    Publisher:  Our Sunday Visitor, 2014 --

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