Carrying the Legacy of the Jubilee of Mercy into this Lent


In the Jubilee Year Pope Francis taught us by word and deed about God’s mercy. The spiritual and corporal works of mercy remain valuable and practical ways for us to be agents of God’s mercy in the world. Lent can be a time to find simple ways of carrying out some of these works in our daily life. We might take a lead from the Pope and make the Fridays of this Lent, Fridays of Mercy.

Feed the hungry

Counsel the doubtful

Give drink to the thirsty

Instruct those lacking knowledge

Clothe the naked

Correct sinners

Shelter the homeless

Comfort the sorrowful

Visit the sick

Forgive offenses

Visit the imprisoned

Bear wrongs patiently

Bury the dead