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Only a few years into his papacy, Pope Francis has spoken and written many times on the theme of mercy, going so far as to call it "the Lord's most powerful message." Published in parthership with the Vatican, A Year of Mercy celebrates the Jubilee Year of 2016 with a collection of the pope's most moving words on the subject of mercy.
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Franciscan Media
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Pope Francis, from his announcement of 2016 as a Holy Year of Mercy
Only a few years into his papacy, Pope Francis has spoken and written many times on the theme of mercy, going so far as to call it "the Lords most powerful message." Published in partnership with the Vatican, A Year of Mercy celebrates the Jubilee year of 2016 with a collection of his most moving words on the subject of mercy.
These bite-sized quotes bring the pontiffs warm, accessible style to bear on the message of Gods love and his infinite capacity for forgiveness if we simply lay our sins before him. Pope Francis addresses not only Gods mercy for his people, but also our own duty to be merciful to our fellow sinners: "Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish."
This wonderful collection is sure to bring hope and comfort to all who read it. Give it as a heartfelt gift or use it as a yearlong companion to renew and reaffirm your own trust in Gods infinite mercy.
Diane M. Houdek is digital editor at Franciscan Media and the author of Lent with St. Francis, Advent with St. Francis, and Pope Francis and Our Call to Joy.