Nancy Ward enumerates 8 reasons to apply God’s mercy by forgiving yourself. In this Year of Mercy, are you showing mercy to yourself as well as to others?
Kaitlyn Mason demonstrates how the corporal and spiritual works of mercy can be extended to women experiencing crisis pregnancies.
Nancy Ward recalls a holy moment when God’s mercy flowed through her to her sister, surprising both of them.
Going to confession can be daunting to children (and even some adults!) but as parents, we can help our children recognize the gift of this beautiful sacrament. Michele Faehnle shares four ways she’s been able to help her kids cherish this sacrament and ultimately build an oasis of mercy within our homes.
Moms need to remember to show themselves some mercy as they plan and execute a reunion and remember to extend this mercy to others, observes Emily Jaminet.
Cristina Trinidad muses, “Where’s time spent with God in all of this? Where is Adoration? Where is that extra Mass a week I had every intention of continuing after Lent? Where is time to pray the rosary? I’m a living Martha with Mary dreams. I know I can’t be the only one.”
Rereading her old journals helped Nancy Ward discover that God gives us second chances to reconcile our past mistakes when we are ready to receive his healing in the service of others. He helps us write “Forgiven” over the painful entries of our heart so we can tear out the pages and be free!