Tag: Mercy

Mercy Through Sacraments

Everything to do with sacraments has mercy at the core of it. Let’s take a look at the Catholic definition: “Sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the church, through which divine life is given.” They are...

The Saints and Mercy

Many of the saints we celebrate and honor today began their lives as very secular people. They were headed in one direction in life when something happened that led to metanoia or change of heart, repentance of their sins and an experience of God’s...

The Blessed Mother and Mercy

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was a monk and a doctor of the Church.  As much as he liked the quiet of his life in the monastery, he was frequently called upon to settle disputes in the Church, such as one time when two men claimed to be...

Mercy and Healing of Memories

So many of us are paralyzed by memories in our past. Many times it is in our childhood or perhaps hurt from the loss of a relationship or death of someone we love.   How do we respond to hurt in our past? If you are similar to me, you might just...

To Forgive is Divine

We have often heard the saying, “to err is human and to forgive divine.”  We need God to give us the grace to forgive ourselves and those who have hurt us, and to forgive God when our lives don’t turn out the way we believe they should. ...

Mercy and Family Healing

Don’t give up!  Don’t give up!  Don’t give up! Don’t give up on your family. God’s love and mercy are bigger than your family challenges! No matter what your situation is with your family, whatever the circumstances, God is greater than your...

My Witness During Covid

I purposely opted to name this experience as witness and not as a simple experience because what I am going to say has clearly been the work of God’s power! And certainly not mine, a sinner! I still remember the chapter meeting we had, as Capuchin...

Transformed by God’s Mercy

When it feels as if the sky is falling in and the end is near; when we are close to giving up, then, most of all, we must more ardently seek the love of Christ and cling to His mercy. If understanding in our hearts that unconditional love is...