Category Archives: evangelization

Misericordiae Vultus 16: The Isaian Mission of Jesus

One of the key Gospel passages is the commencement of the Lord’s public ministry. In reading the scroll at synagogue, Jesus explains the vector of his service for and call to Israel. And to us, certainly. 16. In the Gospel … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 15c: Inescapable Mercy

Yesterday we were reminded of the works of mercy. We cannot escape them, it seems. Pope Francis offers some concrete examples in conducting these in the jubilee and beyond: We cannot escape the Lord’s words to us, and they will … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 15b: Works of Mercy

The Holy Father gives a summary of the traditional fourteen works of mercy It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It will be a way to … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 15a: Healing Wounds

Section 15 is important, and also long, so we’ll break it up and examine it over the next three days. First a reminder about a place to which we can make a pilgrimage of mercy: 15. In this Holy Year, … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 14: Pilgrimage

We encounter a traditional practice in section 14: 14. The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 13: Mercy as a Lifestyle

This section strikes me as something of a pivot in the document. We’ve been primed with an introduction, some background in Scripture, and a certain continuity with Pope John Paul II. If the jubilee has a subtitle or a “theme,” … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 12: The Beating Heart of the Gospel

Mercy is one topic which needs repeated presentation. 12. The Church is commissioned to announce the mercy of God, the beating heart of the Gospel, which in its own way must penetrate the heart and mind of every person. The … Continue reading

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