Articles for mercy

Five Things Vincent Thought About Mercy

Paulino Sáez López, CM reflects on "The Value of Mercy according to Vincent de Paul.” Here are five points that struck me from his well-documented article. He writes from the perspective that in the time of Vincent "the words mercy, compassion, and charity have much...

A Vincentian View: Remembering

A Vincentian View: “Remembering” “God gave us memories so that we could have roses in December.” (J. M. Barrie) That line still sticks in my mind from high school because it flows out of my sentimental heart.  It reminds me of the importance of memories and their...

A Vincentian View: Beginning with Mercy

A Vincentian View: “Beginning with Mercy” As it has for many of you, this “Year of Mercy” has provided many blessings in my life.  The privilege of preaching and presenting on mercy has enabled and demanded that I spend some time reflecting on what this virtue means...

To Be Witnesses of the Mercy Shown to Us

One of Fr. Thomas McKenna's previous articles on .famvin titled, “Memories of Mercy,” narrates a beautiful story from the French novel, Les Miserables, Les Mis. It’s about Jean Valjean, and the life he leads in the very turbulent times of 19th Century France. The...
God Who is Rich in Mercy

God Who is Rich in Mercy

The second encyclical of Pope John Paul II was Dives in Misericordia (The Mercy of God, November 30, 1980). In this encyclical he speaks elaborately on God’s mercy, as revealed in the Bible. This is a reflection in the light of this encyclical. The core of divine...

The Last Shall Be First … Also in the Olympics

The Last Shall Be First … Also in the Olympics

The Brazil 2016 Olympic Games ended, but some images will remain in our eyes for a long time. We will remember, no doubt, the great victories, the gold, silver or bronze medals achieved by our most admired participants, or the athletes from our countries. But other...

Prayer To Be Merciful

Prayer To Be Merciful

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, the following two-minute video invites us to reflect on mercy and forgiveness. The images are of St. Vincent de Paul, the words from St. Faustina Kowalska’s diary.

Facing Mercy

Facing Mercy

Facing Mercy: In the Reign of God’s Mercy There Are No Anonymous Faces in Crowds Writers often acknowledge the importance of opening words and lines.  Images grab; words beckon; tones compel; and even official church documents capitalize on this dynamic.  Church...

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