Year of Mercy

Mercy on the Go: Mobile Confessional

Inspired by the Year of Mercy and answering Pope Francis' call to concentrate on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and meet those in need where they are, the Diocese of Lafayette Louisiana converted a donated ambulance into a mobile confessional. It first rolled out on...

Pope Francis’ “Misericordia et Misera” and our Vincentian Life

Misericordia et Misera is the title of the new apostolic letter of Pope Francis, presented on November 21. The letter begins with a profound reflection on two evangelical texts that speak of God's mercy: the encounter of Jesus and the adulteress (Jn 8:1-11) and the...

How am I Doing Living the Works of Mercy?

A famous New York mayor made this question his trademark... "How am I doing?" It is also the Vincentian Question as we draw near to the end of the Year of Mercy. November 20, 2016 will mark the formal end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis began the year with...

Mercy and the Spirit of St. Vincent de Paul

The Church’s Year of Mercy will draw to a close on November 20… about 1 month to go. As Vincentians we are constantly learning how to be vessels of God’s mercy for others.

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