Imaging Mercy Today September 2012
This issue reflects on aspects of the opening of the first House of Mercy in Baggot Street in 1827.
There are some strands that draw this reflection together. ‘The poor need our help today, not next week,’ must be one of them. There’s a sense that, in some real way, the works of mercy form the business of our lives, and that being poor and vulnerable may involve not just shortage of cash, but the lack of whatever keeps people from being free to make the changes they’d like to see in their own lives or of those who are close to them.
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