Are you looking for a way to grow in your understanding of Mercy this Lent? Please join us for our Lenten Book Study: Becoming a Person of Mercy, by Max Oliva, SJ. Since the book is 6 chapters, it will help readers examine their own understanding of the Works of Mercy in order to learn how to live them more deeply. Our study will be guided by the reflection questions supplied by the author. Come, discover how to become a person of mercy!
We will meet Thursdays in Lent. March 2, 9, 16, 23,30, & April 6, 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Sign up here!
Many of us are familiar with the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. But what do they 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. Steeped in scriptural insights and enhanced with the words and deeds of champions of mercy—from Pope Francis to Jackie Robinson—this 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. Even the smallest works of mercy, says Fr. Oliva, are graced experiences of God alive within us.