Browsing: Year of Mercy
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!
As the Extraordinary Year of Mercy unfolds, what better way to contemplate it more fully than to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet? Tiffany Walsh describes how she first learned the chaplet, and how its message impacts her vocation as a wife and mother, in this article for our Ordinary Time, Extraordinary Mercy series.