Less than a year before Pope Francis called for a Year of Mercy, Father Gregory Gay, CM was called to present reflections on the theme of mercy for the General Chapter of the Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy (CMM), founded by the Dutch Bishop Joannes Zwijsen in Tilburg the Netherlands, in 1844.
Father Gregory presented his reflection on the theme of the General Chapter Hopeful and Faithful on the Way of Brotherhood and Mercy on May 26, 2014 in the Chapter Hall of the Generalate of the Brothers CMM in Tilburg, the Netherlands. (Note: This is a correction to an earlier version of this post.)
- In 2015 Father G. Gregory Gay, C.M., Superior General of the Congregation for the Missions decided to expand the Vincentian Family Executive Committee with three more branches of the Vincentian Family CMM invited to serve on VFEC – Vincentian Family Executive Committee Monday 24 August 2015
See their website www.cmmbrothers.org
The Jubilee of Mercy will begin December 8 and end on Christ the King Sunday 2016.
From the website of the Brothers of the CMM (Congregatio Fratrum Beatae Mariae Virginis, Mater Misericordiae).
“To have an inspiring start of this day, the general board had invited Fr. Gregory Gay to be the key-note speaker. His lecture was very inspiring indeed, and we would like to share his words with you, by providing the text (see link below) and a video compilation.
Today, I will explore the virtue of mercy, starting with our contemporary situation, and then retrieving its biblical and spiritual foundations. I will look at the impact of virtue of mercy and its influence on the Church and Christian life. Then I will reflect developing a “culture of mercy” in a world often seen as merciless. After that, I will offer some reflection questions for reflection and discussion. Finally, I will close with a short meditation on mercy, taken from a talk given by Pope Francis to parish priests in Rome, which I think, is a wonderful witness to mercy.”
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