Lent and the Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy

“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” (Mt. 9:13)

In his message for Lent 2016, Pope Francis asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience in God’s mercy.”

As we celebrate the Year of Mercy and the season of Lent, let us focus on mercy and not sacrifice.

As “God’s mercy transforms human hearts,” may our hearts do the same. Let us always remember to show our dear neighbor compassion and forgiveness.

(From together…we pray, Praying with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet)