“Pay It Forward” Divine Mercy Sunday

“Be merciful, as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). Sounds a lot like “Pay it forward.”

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

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...