Only a few years into his papacy, Pope Francis has spoken and written many times on the theme of mercy, going so far as to call it “the Lord’s most powerful message.” A Year of Mercy, published in partnership with the Vatican, celebrates the Jubilee year of 2016 with a collection of his most touching words on the subject of mercy.
These bite-sized quotes bring the pontiff’s warm, approachable style to bear on the message of God’s love and his infinite capacity for forgiveness if we simply lay our sins before him. Pope Francis addresses not only God’s mercy for his people, but also our own duty to be merciful to our fellow sinners: “Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.”
This marvelous collection is certain to bring hope and comfort to all who read it. Give it as a heartfelt gift or use it as a yearlong companion to renew and reaffirm your own trust in God’s infinite mercy.