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Rediscovering the Face of Mercy

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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores the dimensions of a theology of mercy and suggests a process of spiritual renewal.

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Overview

In Misericordiae Vultus Pope Francis points to Jesus Christ as the face of the Father’s mercy and recalls the words of John: Whoever sees Jesus sees the Father (cf. Jn 14:9). Many priests, religious, and pastoral ministers become so worn down by the daily stressors of ministry that the spiritual life seems no longer a source of personal healing and strength.

The Year of Mercy is a time to rediscover the face of mercy, and in the words of the Holy Father, “find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us.” Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores the dimensions of a theology of mercy and suggests a process of spiritual renewal, utilizing the Holy Father’s suggestion of a personal pilgrimage.

Also, don’t miss the on-demand recording of Fr. Songy’s “Spiritual Exercises in Preparation for the Year of Mercy.”

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn the various dimensions of a theology of mercy;
  2. Explore the nature of a pilgrimage; and
  3. Identify concrete ways to prepare to undergo a pilgrimage of mercy.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What is my understanding of mercy, both theologically and personally?
  2. Do I have an experience of Christ as the face of mercy?
  3. What am I willing to do, concretely, to rediscover Christ as the Face of Mercy in my own ministry to others?