Practicing Mercy

56 Ways we were merciful during the Jubilee

We started the year with these suggestions. Read how we lived them out.

Works of mercy from the 4th grade

Kids say the darndest things -- and sometimes the wisest. Here's what they said when asked what instances of mercy they had witnessed.

The lazy way to fall in love with others

Offering hospitality to someone I’m reluctant to invite over is a risk that’s usually worth taking.

You haven’t read Benedict because WHY? Oh, give him a chance!

If you've been reluctant to read Papa Ratzinger, make doing so one final act of mercy in the jubilee year. You won't be disappointed.

And now, for the grand finale of the Jubilee …

What better time to show mercy and love from sea to shining sea than Thanksgiving?

What happened when a small voice said, “Mom, who was that guy?”

My children were thinking that you only are kind to people you know. It was time to refocus. It was time to live kindly on purpose.

The better to bless you with, my dear!

The great joy that comes from keeping holy things handy

What happened when I asked a stranger if I could pray for her

She would be entrusting spiritual intimacy to me, a woman she knew nothing about

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