Friday, February 19, 2016

Merciful like the Father

What can I do to make the most of the Year of Mercy?

The particular ways one can celebrate this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy are up to one's own discernment. To that end, we've prepared a helpful (but not comprehensive) list of ideas to get you started!

Go to Confession regularly — monthly or even weekly.

Forgive those who are in need of your mercy.

Fulfill the conditions for plenary indulgences and consider offering those indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

Go on a pilgrimage.

Practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy every day.

Place the Divine Mercy Image in a prominent place in your home and venerate it daily. 

Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy daily, imploring mercy "on us, and on the whole world."

Make the Stations of the Cross regularly, especially at 3 p.m., the Hour of Great Mercy.

Pray Pope Francis's Year of Mercy Prayer.