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Living God’s Mercy – Mercy Mission (Part III of III)

April 7, 2016 by  
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Living God’s Mercy
Mercy Mission (Part III of III)

Today, we bring you part III of the “Mercy Mission” which Father Michael Najim preached just prior to Holy Week.  In part one, he spoke of understanding God’s mercy. Part two dealt with experiencing God’s mercy.  And today, Father will focus on living God’s mercy and giving it to others.

Part three of this “Mercy Mission” begins at 8:55 and ends at 32:55.  Naturally, you may watch the whole video if you like. Again, we apologize in advance, for ads which we were unable to remove, and we ask your mercy! It’s the only way we could bring you this excellent resource.

As in the previous two parts, Father Najim mentions a few references in his talk … and we list some of them below as a help to you our readers … and listeners!

References in Part Three of Father Michael Najim’s “Mercy Mission”:

  • Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati – Catholic Online link
  • Misericordiae Vultus — Papal Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
  • The Church’s Social Doctrine can be found in this book: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church
  • The Works of Mercy:
    • ModifiedDetailTeniersDavidTheYoungerTheSevenCorporalWorksOfMercyGoogleArtProjectCropThe corporal works of mercy:
      • Feed the hungry,
      • Give drink to the thirsty,
      • Clothe the naked,
      • Give shelter to the homeless,
      • Visit the sick,
      • Visit the imprisoned,
      • Bury the dead.
    • The spiritual works of mercy:
      • Admonish the sinner,
      • Instruct the ignorant,
      • Counsel the doubtful,
      • Comfort the sorrowful,
      • Bear wrongs patiently,
      • Forgive injuries,
      • Pray for the living and the dead


Art: Modified detail of The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy, David Teniers the Younger, 17th century, PD-US published in U.S. before January 1, 1923, Wikimedia Commons.

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About Fr. Michael Najim

Fr. Michael Najim is a priest of the Diocese of Providence. He is Pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Westerly, Rhode Island and has been the Director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and Chaplain of LaSalle Academy, a coed Catholic high school in Providence, RI. He is the author of Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians, published by the Institute for Priestly Formation. He also blogs at

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  • Bev Mabry

    where are the captions for those of us who are too hearing impaired to hear?!
    I’m very upset that those of us who are extremely Hard of Hearing are being left out of Church – Mass, classes, etc., even EWTN does not caption all shows.
    In my city there is only one Mass that has ASL for the Deaf. One!
    But there is nothing for the Hard of Hearing. I can not follow along at Mass at all anymore and it’s very upsetting to me.
    there is all kinds of technology today to help people in groups. You’d think one church would accommodate us.

    • LizEst

      Good points, Bev….and our apologies. We’re sorry about these difficulties. ustream (where this was published/recorded) doesn’t appear to offer that option. If we could have put this on video, we certainly would have done so. And, we will keep your concerns in mind.
      Have you raised this issue with your parish pastor? Have you raised it with your archdiocese?
      Is there anyone out there who would be willing to make a transcript for Bev?

      • MariaGo

        I think I can make one by Saturday. Will work on it later!

    • MariaGo

      I can make you a transcript by Saturday. Will work on it later! Is the email account you used for Disqus, the email you use regularly?

      By the way, if you want to follow along for Mass, there are phone and ipad or tablet apps where you can download the Missal and Daily Mass Readings. If you want to download the whole week, I suggest getting IBreviary. If you want to download for the day, I suggest Laudate. Laudate also has prayers, the Bible, Catechism etc. Both of these apps are free.

      Perhaps you could ask your parish priest for a copy or email of his homily?

      • LizEst

        Thanks MariaGo! God love you!

    • MariaGo

      I apologize for the delay! I finally finished transcribing this talk. I emailed it to the email address connected with your disqus account.

      • LizEst

        Thank you MariaGo. God reward you!

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