More on Mercy

More Resources on the theme of Mercy
  • 2016 Readings for Mercy
    Mercy International Association
    This resource was produced in the 185th Anniversary Year of the Founding of the Sisters of Mercy, the Jubilee Year of Mercy, for the Mercy International Reflection Process and the ongoing call to the Ministry of Mercy
  • Misericordia et Misera
    Pope Francis (Strathfield: St Pauls Publications, 2016)
    This Apostolic letter was written by Pope Francis at the conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
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  • The Name of God Is Mercy
    Pope Francis; translated by Oonagh Stransky (London: Random House, 2016)
    This book is the record of an interview with Pope Francis by Andrea Tornelli, a veteran Vatican reporter.
  • Misericordiae Vultus
    Pope Francis (Strathfield: St Pauls Publications, 2015)
    In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis proclaimed the Jubilee Year of Mercy, outlining the significance of the year of mercy and sharing some of his insights into the mercy of God.
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  • Mercy : The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life
    Kasper, Walter and translator. Madges William (New York ; Mahwah, NJ : Paulist Press, 2014)
    A bit more theological than the above, but should still be suitable for senior leadership level
  • The Church of Mercy
    Pope Francis; Forward by Card. Vincent Nicholls (London: Darton, Longman, Todd, 2014)
    This book presents Pope Francis’ vision for the Church, a Church for the Poor.  The selection of texts taken from by Pope Francis’ homilies, addresses and official teaching, is ordered by themes, including the centrality in Christ, listening to the Spirit and the Cry of the Poor and demolishing the idols of money and power
  • His Name Is Mercy
    Ken Barker (Ballan : Modotti Press, 2010)
    This book is quite an easy read, with forgiveness as the angle used to speak about mercy.  It does refer to Bible stories, so a cursory knowledge would be expected
Mercy in Different Faith Traditions
  • Celebrating Mercy with Believers of Other Religions
    Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2016)
    This compendium of the theme of mercy found in the spirituality of other religious traditions was developed as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. 
  • Mercy Spirituality and Interfaith Dialogue
    Cheryl Camp RSM, (Melbourne: Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, 2012)
    This paper which explores Catherine McAuley’s experience of Interfaith Dialogue and examines its influence on Mercy Spirituality was presented as part of a Mercy Professional Learning Group workshop at Sacred Heart College, Geelong, Australia, on May 16, 2012.
Reflection Guides
  • The Holy Year of Mercy: A Faith-Sharing Guide
    Susan Heuver (Maryland: The Word Among Press, 2015)
    Written as a resource for the Year of Mercy, this 8-session reflection guide uses Scripture and Pope Francis’ reflections on Mercy as focal points.  It can be used for personal reflection and study, with a friend, or in a small faith sharing group
  • What Pope Francis Says about Mercy
    Deborah McCann (New London: Twenty-Third Publications, 2015)
    Part of the “What Pope Francis Says about…” series, this 10 x 15 cm booklet offers 30 quotes, each with a question to ponder on and a short prayer