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The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Exhibit



Featured Exhibit: 
The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy was declared by Pope Francis on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 – the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II – and runs through the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016. This is a time for believers to seek the mercy of God, and then to show the mercy of God to others – to “live in the light of the word of the Lord: ‘Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful’ (cf. Lk 6:36).”

The images in this exhibit come from collections at the Catholic University of AmericaSt. Catherine University, and the University of Dayton, and each is a visual depiction of ways we might better serve those in need through both the Corporal and the Spiritual Works of Mercy. Specifically, these Works of Mercy include:

Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Shelter the homeless
Visit the sick
Visit the imprisoned
Bury the dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Admonish the sinner
Instruct the ignorant
Counsel the doubtful
Bear wrongs patiently
Forgive offenses willingly
Comfort the afflicted
Pray for the living and the dead

Copyright Notice:
Copyright to these images is held by the Catholic University of America, St. Catherine University, and the University of Dayton and they are used here with permission.