24th March 2016
To forgive offences willingly
‘The cross of Christ is a sign of God’s willingness to forgive us’, writes Russell Pollitt SJ as he concludes our series on the Spiritual Works of Mercy in Laudato si’.
21st March 2016
To admonish the sinner
Laudato si’ embodies an Ignatian approach to sin that is at the heart of Francis’ papacy says Edel McClean as she reflects on how the encyclical helps us think about what admonishing the sinner means.
18th March 2016
To pray for the living and the dead
‘The great parable of God’s mercy is the best place to start’ if we want to think about why praying for the living and the dead is merciful.
2nd March 2016
To comfort the afflicted
Attentiveness to and solidarity with the suffering of a fragile planet and its most vulnerable inhabitants is a Spiritual Work of Mercy, writes Teresa White FCJ.
23rd February 2016
To bear wrongs patiently
When we struggle to show patience, we should look to the resilience of the natural world for encouragement and instruction in this particular work of mercy, says Henry Longbottom.
16th February 2016
To counsel the doubtful
‘As our doubts disappear, our responsibilities come into focus,’ writes Sr Margaret Atkins, responsibilities which call us to be counsellors ourselves.
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