The Face of Mercy - The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará
Blessed Mother Teresa:
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop”.
The work from the Institute
Works of Mercy
Catechesis and Teaching
The “soul” of the apostolic works of the SSVM Institute
Life of Prayer
"...we adore Jesus Christ for all who do not adore Him, for all who forget Him, abandon Him, scorn Him, and offend Him." (Saint Peter Julian Eymard)
We live in the Year of the Mercy, thanks to the vision of our Pope Francis, who unerringly sensed how much people on earth need Divine Mercy.
We look around us, we do not have to go far to witness many material and spiritual needs of mankind.
Do we dare to see them? What does this mean to us? What does God require of us?
The Works of Mercy
The seven spiritual works of mercy
1. Counsel the doubtful,
2. Instruct the ignorant,
3. Admonish sinners,
4. Comfort the afflicted,
5. Forgive offenses,
6. Bear wrong patiently
7. Pray for the living and the dead
The seven corporal works of mercy
1. Feed the hungry,
2. Give to drink to the thirsty
3. Shelter the homeless,
4. Clothe the naked,
5. Visit the sick,
6. Visit the imprisoned,
7. Bury the dead
Love is a verb, we must put it into practice!
St. Ignatius of Loyola says: Love lies more in deed than in words.
God wants us to have his love, for Deus caritas est.
Who is man in the eyes of God?
Every human being has come into the world with his or her "mission" for God and neighbor. Every life has a meaning
"We are not here for work. We are here for Jesus.
First, we are religious.
We are not social workers, teachers, nurses, doctors.
In the poor, we serve Jesus and everything we do is for Him. Our life has no other meaning. This is something that many do not understand.
We serve Jesus twenty-four hours a day, and He gives us the power.
We love Him in the poor and the poor we love with Him, but always first for Him. " Blessed Madre Teresa de Calcuta
Besides the crucifixion, the incarnation of Christ is the greatest sign of God's mercy: the great God, became a small man, and chose to come to us through Mary.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” (Mt. 5,8)