Sunday, April 23, 2017
“In God’s mercy, all of our infirmities find healing. His mercy, in fact, does not keep a distance: it seeks to encounter all forms of... Read More
Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 02:00 AM
“In God’s mercy, all of our infirmities find healing. His mercy, in fact, does not keep a distance: it seeks to encounter all forms of poverty and to free this world of so many types of slavery. Mercy desires to reach the wounds of all, to heal them. Being apostles of mercy means touching and soothing the wounds that today afflict the bodies and souls of many of our brothers and sisters.” — Pope Francis
Reflection: In 2000, Pope St. John Paul II designated the second Sunday of Easter as “Sunday of Divine Mercy” to mark the end of the Easter Octave (8 days of celebration). This great solemnity calls the faithful to rejoice in the merciful love of God as it is most profoundly manifested in the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ. Which of your wounds or heartaches are in need of healing? How might you help touch or soothe the afflictions of others?
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