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As the Year of Mercy begins, here is your primer on everything you should know to fully celebrate this special event in the life of the Church.

Everything You Need to Know about the Holy Year of Mercy

As the Year of Mercy begins, here is your primer on everything you should know to fully celebrate this special event in the life of the Church.WHAT IS THE YEAR OF MERCY?Popes have the tradition of giving liturgical years a specific theme or emphasis. For example, we are currently in the Year of Consecrated Life (which will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life on February 2, 2016). You may remember the previous Year of Faith and Year of Priests. Pope Francis announced the next…

Catholic All Year: Living the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy in the Home. . . with Frankie

Living the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy in the Home. . . with Frankie - Catholic All Year

It’s easy to sometimes feel like motherhood isn’t compatible with true Christian works of mercy. After all, not many of us are able to manage the kind of charitable activities that our sisters called to single life or religious vocations might be able to do. I have never once visited a prison. I’ve never brought […]

From Kids For Kids: Practical Ideas for the Works of Mercy- Free printable lists and blank sheets for planning ways to live out the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

From Kids For Kids: Practical Ideas for the Works of Mercy

Each year I try to find creative ways to invite my students into the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The trouble is that the normal suggestions for adults are not always practical for kids- they often are not in control of things like their own finances, time, and travel. So I asked my students- How can YOU give and pray and fast this Lent? Because it is the Year of Mercy, I knew that I wanted to frame their suggestions around the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy…

The story and meaning of Pope Francis Papal Cross! Read more! #PopeFrancis

The Original Pope Francis Papal Pectoral Cross Story and Meaning

The story and meaning of Pope Francis Papal Cross! Read more! #PopeFrancis

Works of Mercy Crossword -

Works of Mercy Crossword

Download this Works of Mercy Crossword! A fun activity to challenge your knowledge of facts and trivia on the Faith. For all ages!

Catholic All Year: The Year of Mercy Family Challenge

The Year of Mercy Family Challenge - Catholic All Year

It’s the Year of Mercy! But hopefully you already knew that, as I’ve been meaning to write this post since, um, November. We’ve been making an effort to be mindful of the Year of Mercy in our home, and we came up with a Year of Mercy Family Challenge to go with it. Perhaps you’d […]

Pope Francis The Name of God is Mercy

"The Name of God Is Mercy" EXPLAINED in 6 Points.

Pope Francis has released his first book since becoming Pope. We highlight 6 key points from "The Name of God is Mercy". It's a must read!

The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy Explained Poster.

The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy Explained Poster

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Pope Francis, the Jubilee of Mercy, and Our Lady Untier of Knots

The Year of Mercy, Pope Francis, and Our Lady Untier of Knots

Pope Francis, the Jubilee of Mercy, and Our Lady Untier of Knots

How to receive a PLENARY INDULGENCE in the Holy Year of Mercy

How to receive a PLENARY INDULGENCE in the Holy Year of Mercy

The sealed Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica. It is only opened during a Jubilee or Holy Year.

Everything You Need to Know about the Holy Year of Mercy

The sealed Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica. It is only opened during a Jubilee or Holy Year.

56 Ways to Be Merciful During the Year of Mercy

56 Ways to Be Merciful During the Jubilee Year of Mercy

[Editor’s Note: Read how people have put some of these suggestions into practice, here, or by clicking on each number] The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the Read More…

For the first time in history Pope Francis opens a Holy Door outside of Rome at Bangui's Cathedral during his Apostolic visit to Africa.

Everything You Need to Know about the Holy Year of Mercy

For the first time in history Pope Francis opens a Holy Door outside of Rome at Bangui's Cathedral during his Apostolic visit to Africa.

The other day, I was explaining to Auntie M the perk of choosing a college which not only teaches the rubrics of religion, but then also teaches the practical application of living one’s fait…

Corporal Works of Mercy

The other day, I was explaining to Auntie M the perk of choosing a college which not only teaches the rubrics of religion, but then also teaches the practical application of living one’s fait…

Saints 365: Opening the Holy Door of Mercy

Opening the Holy Door of Mercy

The opening of the Holy Door is a traditional part of the inauguration of a Jubilee year. Check out this video of Pope Francis opening the Holy Door at St. Peter's on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The act of opening the door is rich in symbolism. Saint John Paul II began his pontificate with these memorable words: "Be not afraid. Open, I say open wide the doors to Christ." Pope Benedict XVI in the inaugural Mass of his own pontificate…