Mercy does not just mean being a good person…
It is the measure of our authenticity as disciples of Jesus.
For the many times we strive to follow Christ’s invitation to live for others and not just ourselves we are “Workers of Mercy”
“Do we visit the prisoner, the sick, help people understand their lives? We are workers of mercy and Pope Francis invites us to celebrate our Jubilee of Mercy in Rome Sept. 2 – 4th to say thank you!”
• Daughters and Brothers of Charity
• Members of the Catholic Workers Movement
• Ordained priests, Religious communities of men and women
• Lay people bringing Communion to the sick
• Teachers in classrooms
• Family members caring for elderly parents
• Mission Doctors who leave the comforts of home, the security of jobs, family and
friends…all are “workers and volunteers of mercy”….
…. and Pope Francis wants to thank you.
The culmination of this celebration will be Mass on Sunday Sept 4th with the Holy Father in St. Peter’s Square – the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa, the epitome of a life lived for others.
Yet it is not only her life of service which stands as a witness but her deep faith when her faith was all she had: Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Be kind and merciful.
Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.
Be the living expression of God’s kindness.
-Blessed Mother Teresa
While we can’t all be in Rome, we are invited to be together spiritually during this special jubilee.
A time to remember our call to be authentic disciples of Jesus.