Reflection The Healing Power of Mercy

The Healing Power of Mercy “All in the April evening I thought on the Lamb of God.” K. Tynan When Pope Francis was asked what was the most important thing a believer should do during the Holy Year of Mercy, he replied: “He should open up to the mercy of God, open up his heart and himself, and allow Jesus to come towards him by approaching the confessional with faith, and he should try to be merciful to others.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux prayed: “O Good Jesus, when distress has made me weep, have you not anointed my wounded conscience with the ointment of your mercy and poured in the oil of gladness?” God’s forgiveness …

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The Holy Family of Bordeaux is a worldwide Spiritual and Apostolic Family founded in 1820 by Pierre Bienvenu Noailles,
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The Catholic Church is not noted for speedy action in matters that may require radical change so, when the General Assembly of the IUSG asked Pope Francis in May this year to look …

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Pierre Bienvenu Noailles was an enthusiastic young priest of Bordeaux who, at the age of 27, began to found what he then called the Association of the Holy Family

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August 25th, 2016 | Feast of St. Louis, King of France, & St. Joseph Calasanz

Paul’s letter certainly reveal a man who is full of gratitude.  Maybe it goes back to that wonderful grace which he received on the road to Damascus when the Risen …

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