Becoming a Person of Mercy: Personal Reflections and Practices on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

Becoming a Person of Mercy: Personal Reflections and Practices on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

by Max Oliva

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Overview

Many of us are familiar with the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. But what do they really mean for us? Fr. Max Oliva shares stories and insights from decades of ministry around the globe with people whose lives are enriched by giving and accepting mercy. From a First Nations community in Canada to an inner-city parish in California, he discovers moving examples of mercy at work and humbly shares his own "conversion to compassion" experiences. Steeped in scriptural insights and enhanced with the words and deeds of champions of mercy-from Pope Francis to Jackie Robinson-this profound book is part practical guide, part spiritual refreshment, and part small-group handbook. Each chapter contains questions for reflection and discussion to help us discern how God, the source of mercy, calls us to extend mercy to others, to his own creation, and especially to ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627851602
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications/Bayard
Publication date: 07/28/2016
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 God, The Source of Mercy 5

Chapter 2 The Spiritual Works of Mercy, Part I 21

Chapter 3 The Spiritual Works of Mercy, Part II 37

Chapter 4 The Corporal Works of Mercy, Part I 57

Chapter 5 The Corporal Works of Mercy, Part II 73

Chapter 6 Being Merciful to Oneself 83

Conclusion 91

Notes 95

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