The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a Christian devotion started by a Polish Catholic nun who experienced visions of Christ. Pray it every morning to trust in God’s mercy throughout the day!
Mercy is the very essence of love. Though we as human beings have the power to harm others, we also have the power and the choice to be compassionate towards them – simply by not ignoring them and hearing them out. That is mercy, and by opening yourself up truly, you love.
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy commenced last 8 December 2015. To partake in this celebration, TDY brings you a week on mercy, beginning today with Pope Francis’s jubilee prayer.
Living a conscious life of purpose involves high principles or standards, and adhering to them. However, we run the risk of alienating others – and even ourselves! – by too strict an adherence or enforcement of said standards. We have to remember to be kind and understanding in accommodating others – and even towards ourselves!
This Holy Week, we are reminded of the ultimate gift of God for us, represented by this word, so that we may enjoy eternal life with Him. This week’s Word is “grace”.
To weep is to show true compassion, to sympathize with the plight of the less fortunate, to devote ourselves not just financially but also emotionally and whole-heartedly. To act on this is to show true mercy. This is the central message behind the theme of the 2015 State and Pastoral Visit to the Philippines of His Holiness Pope Francis, “Mercy and Compassion”, and perhaps his entire papacy itself.