Tag: Works of Mercy

Lent, ‘the least of these’ and our parents

Lent, ‘the least of these’ and our parents

| Jonathan Liedl | March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lent is marked by prayer and fasting, but also “almsgiving,” or works of mercy. Regarding this final category, Christ’s words in Matthew 25:40 are a clear foundation: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

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A real Lent

A real Lent

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Liturgically, Lent is a season. Spiritually, some call it a way of life. Whether an inner journey or an in-house parish pilgrimage, however we move through Lent — through prayer, fasting, almsgiving, works of mercy and penance — all are a means to bring us to the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ. This is a real Lent.

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Legion of Mary ministers to Stillwater inmates in aftermath of officer’s death

Legion of Mary ministers to Stillwater inmates in aftermath of officer’s death

| Susan Klemond | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a Sunday afternoon in October, 14 inmates in the chapel of the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater listened as Jeanne McDonald, 60, read a prayer by Blessed Solanus Casey and highlighted two lines she thought they’d especially relate to: “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger.”

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Order of Malta helps sick seek healing with annual Lourdes pilgrimage

Order of Malta helps sick seek healing with annual Lourdes pilgrimage

| Susan Klemond | May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

“I lived in perfect love, and my children lived in perfect love for a week, and I as a caregiver was served,” Adkins said. “To know that God can and does provide — that is another huge faith thing for me because of it.”

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NCCW records a million-plus works of mercy during jubilee year

NCCW records a million-plus works of mercy during jubilee year

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Council of Catholic Women said their members have recorded more than 1 million works of mercy during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.

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Admonish sin without putting on airs or being hypocrite, pope says

Admonish sin without putting on airs or being hypocrite, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Offering counsel and admonishing sinners are works of mercy, but they are not a license to pretend to be better than others, Pope Francis said.

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Food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

Food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

| Bridget Ryder | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

For St. Paul man, food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

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Home of love multiplied

Home of love multiplied

| Christina Capecchi | March 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Gretchen Thibault will never forget the news footage 17 years ago that altered her family forever: a CBS News special showing a Romanian orphanage where malnourished toddlers were tied up in cribs.
“It was like, ‘Poof!’” she said. “Something changed. At that moment I realized I had a special spot in my heart that was just waiting to be used. It was filled with love.”

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Make confession, works of mercy heart of Lent this year

Make confession, works of mercy heart of Lent this year

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 4, 2016

While it is good to give something up for Lent, and daily fasting is certainly a part of a good Lenten discipline, I encourage you and your family to go to confession and do some regular corporal and spiritual acts of mercy.

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Pope: Live your faith during Lent, perform works of mercy

Pope: Live your faith during Lent, perform works of mercy

| Cindy Wooden | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time of conversion and a time to deepen one’s faith, demonstrating and sharing it through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, Pope Francis said.

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Holy year FAQ

Holy year FAQ

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

For the Catholic Church, a holy year remains a time of great spiritual significance, and emphasis is placed on the examination of conscience and conversion, the forgiveness of sins, reconciliation, concrete acts of solidarity and initiatives to restore justice.

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Work of mercy: Feeding the hungry

Work of mercy: Feeding the hungry

| Father Michael Van Sloun | December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

To feed the hungry is the first corporal work of mercy. It was given by Jesus when he spoke to his disciples about the Judgment of the Nations (Mt 25:31-46), and it stands at the top of his list.

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