Mercy! We are hearing a lot about mercy since Pope Francis proclaimed 2016 a Jubilee Year of Mercy. Here is one thing he says about mercy:
God's mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez 37:1-14). ... Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.
We are reminded of God's gracious abundant gift of mercy; we are also challenged to bring that mercy to others in our everyday lives. As you celebrate with your family this month Mother's Day, graduations, First Communions, Memorial Day remember to bring a large helping of mercy to serve! You will be both blessed and a blessing.
Thank you for your gift. You give us strength and affirmation that mean as much if not more than the actual gift.
May you be blessed abundantly for your faith and generosity.
Sr. Carolyn Forgette, osc and all your Poor Clare Sisters
In 1963 Pope Paul VI designated “Good Shepherd Sunday” as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We hear the voice of the Shepherd as we discern God’s call in our lives. We celebrate and pray for all the responses to God’s call that flow from our baptism; many of us to the vocation […]