Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has declared that, starting today, the Catholic Church is celebrating a Jubilee Year of Mercy, lasting until November 20th. You can read his papal bull on the subject, entitled "Face of Mercy".

I'm not sure what things will be happening, in order to celebrate the Year of Mercy, but it's recommended that people perform the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Those are always recommended, but they're especially recommended now.

Corporal Works of Mercy:

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Clothe the naked
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Visit the sick
  • Visit the imprisoned
  • Bury the dead.
Spiritual Works of Mercy:

  • Counsel the doubtful
  • Instruct the ignorant
  • Admonish sinners
  • Comfort the afflicted
  • Forgive offences
  • Bear wrongs patiently
  • Pray for the living and the dead

As my first act of mercy this year, I will not make any snarky comments about the official logo.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Please, choose something else as your first act of mercy. The official logo is begging for snarky comments to be made about it.