Pope Francis: The Works of Mercy

Pope Francis: The Works of Mercy is collection of Pope Francis’ homilies, talks, and writings on mercy. In his reflections, Pope Francis treats each of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, which encompass Part 2 and 3 of the 190-page volume . Each topic opens a window on a larger theme. For instance, under “Welcoming the stranger,” Pope Francis reflects on the plight of refugees and immigrants. His reflections on “Visiting the prisoner” are set in the context of his own pastoral visits to prisons, and his self-description of himself as “a man who has experienced forgiveness . . . who has been saved from his many sins.” The source of each reflection is noted. The Foreword is written by Jesuit Father James Keenan. Available for $16.00 from Orbis Books, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545. Tel: (800) 258-5838. Fax: (914) 941-7005. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.orbisbooks.com