Year Of Mercy

Mercy is “the beating heart of the Gospel”
                                                               Pope Francis

The Year of Mercy is done, but it is never too late for Catholics to contemplate just how merciful God has been to them and to understand better how they are called to be merciful to others in turn.

Mercy, the pope wrote, is “the beating heart of the Gospel.”

Before the Year of Mercy began Pope Francis wrote, “How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God,”   “May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the kingdom of God is already present in our midst.”

Nothing in the church’s preaching or witness, he said, can be lacking in mercy. Let us continue to bring "the goodness and tenderness of God" to everyone we encounter, "both believers and those far away..."




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Free app Our Sunday Visitor’s  365 Days to Mercy app, free in the    iTunes and  Google Play app stores, is designed to accompany you on a spiritual journey during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.  The official Year of Mercy is December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, but daily inspiration, stories, and news will be in the app beginning November 20, 2015, giving you a full  365 Days to Mercy.
The theme for the year is "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful," reflected in the elements of the app:

  • An explanation of the Year of Mercy
  • Daily Mercy reflections
  • Everyday Scripture reflections
  • Year of Mercy resources
  • Daily Pope tweets
  • Year of Mercy news stories
  • Chaplet & Novena of Divine Mercy