“Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s Mercy… We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it,” said Pope Francis said in Misericordiae Vultus.
Fr. Anthony Stephens of the Fathers of Mercy recalled this document when I interviewed him a couple of weeks ago. He answered many questions as to how we can carry out the Jubilee Year of Mercy throughout Lent, Easter, and the remainder of the liturgical year. He most especially focused on the sacrament of Reconciliation: its importance in our own lives, and how we can influence others to take advantage of it, even those who may have not been to confession a very...READ MORE