spiritual life/Online — Summer 2016

Summer 2016 issue of spiritual life/Online now available

By Edward O’Donnell, OCD, Editor

“Lord Have Mercy!” We have all made this plea many times in our lifetime. The Prodigal Son was shown mercy by his father, and Jesus showed mercy to the woman taken in adultery. He also constantly shows us his mercy as we continue to praise the Merciful Love of God shown to us in Jesus Christ.

Mercy is a Concrete Virtue, shown in our behavior toward others. Even Shakespeare knew this and gave us Portia’s plea for mercy, which begins, “The Quality of Mercy is not strained....” Mercy knows no limits and knows no bounds. Pope Francis emphasizes the healing power of mercy:

“The Encounter between communication and mercy will be fruitful to the degree that it generates a closeness that cares, comforts, heals, accompanies, and celebrates. In a broken, fragmented, and polarized world, to communicate with mercy means to help create a healthy, free, and fraternal closeness between the children of God and all our brothers and sisters in the one human family.”

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About spiritual life/Online

spiritual life/Online is the digital successor to Spiritual Life, a print journal of contemporary spirituality, and is published online quarterly by the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Washington Province.

spiritual life/Online contains articles that deal with various aspects of Christian Spirituality and their application to everyday life. Carmelite spirituality is also featured, examining the meaning of the lives and writings of St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Ávila, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, and St. Edith Stein.

There is a book section that highlights books that would be helpful to our readers on their Journey to God.

spiritual life/Online promises to provide its readers with intelligent and thought-provoking material that will enhance their growth in the Spirit.

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