You Did It to Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action by Michael E. GaitleyWhat Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, has done in 33 Days to Morning Glory to promote true devotion to Mary, and what he has done in Consoling the Heart of Jesus to promote devotion to the Merciful and Sacred Heart of Jesus, he now does in You Did It to Me to promote the works of mercy. Fr. Michael Gaitley [MIC] has a genius for bringing together the spiritual and corporal works of mercy under the umbrella of The Five Scriptural Works of Mercy that Jesus will use to judge us at the end of the world, Matthew 25:31-46. He then enriches these Scriptural texts on mercy with the practical insights of St. Pope John Paul II, St. Faustina, and Pope Francis.
He also has a very fertile imagination in bringing to life practical ways of implementing these works of mercy in our own individual lives, in our parish ministries as well as in the workplace, together with a plan of action for making these works of mercy concrete and livable.
Wisdom and Works of Mercy Study
Each item in this packet was thoughtfully chosen as an aid to bring participants deeper into the Catholic faith and the works of mercy. Click the image to the left to enlarge and see all kit contents. Click here to order it now. The "One Thing is Three" is written for everyone. The conversational tone has an appeal that invites the reader into the journey of life. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves the Church and seeks a deeper understanding of her teachings. Pages: Book Dimensions: 5.
All rights reserved. Skip to main content. Marian Fathers. When NASA launches spacecraft, each ship is boosted by several stages of rockets in order to "slip the surly bonds of earth In order to shoot participants into the highest reaches of holiness, there are three stages to the program. The second portion of the first stage then helps us love Jesus as Mary does in Consoling the Heart of Jesus. The broadcast begins at noon EST.
Ten Commandments Explained
Anna Rowlands and Robert Czerny survey the long and living tradition in which this new work of mercy stands. This new work of mercy would be both corporal and spiritual., Room : This study helps each participant advance in understanding the riches of the Catholic faith and how to concretely live it by doing works of mercy.
This latest chapter in the Divine Mercy saga unfolding behind prison walls begins where my Holy Week post left off. Writing that post has given me a deeper understanding, not only of that account in the Gospel, but of Mary Magdalene herself and the challenges that grace had to overcome in her as she was faced with the Word of God. Just imagine her standing there alone on the side of the road as He leaves her entrusted with a task that will alter Salvation History. You know well what I mean. It was for fear of their own that they hid, for their own turned on them and crucified their Christ, and none of them could have even remotely expected any good to come of that — just as you and I cannot see the far away threads that weave through the crosses we bear in the tapestry of life we are living. He showed them His hands and His side, the wounds that are now eternal. He is speaking also to you and me.
The works of mercy are ancient charitable practices found in the teachings of Jesus. They give us a model for how to treat others, as if they were Jesus in disguise. Offering works of mercy with sincerity provides us a path toward heaven. To gain merit in heaven, the actions must be performed as acts of love for our neighbor as a response to our deep love for God. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy work together as paths to Salvation. The corporal works of mercy focus on the bodily needs of our neighbors. The corporal works of mercy are feed the hungry, give drink the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the prisoner, and bury the dead.