Mercy in spirituality
Finding forgiveness in God through the sacrament of reconciliation, and how God's love can lead us to show mercy to ourselves and others.
Mercy in relationships
Following on from the Synod on the Family and exploring the role of mercy in marriage, family life and other relationships.
Mercy in social justice
Mercy that motivates us to help the disadvantaged and challenges us to love all of our neighbours.
Mercy in the world
How love and mercy can transform our lives and the world around us.
Mercy in the Catholic Church
Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and helping people find mercy and encounter God in their lives.
Prayer of Pope Francis for the Year of Mercy
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with His anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of
Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and
Jubilee of Mercy
Year of Mercy resource booklet
Holy Year of Mercy Caritas resources
Year of Mercy app
51 creative ways to show Mercy this year