Pope Francis has proclaimed 2016 as the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”. He recently tweeted, “Go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God. May the balm of mercy reach everyone, those near and far away, as a sign that the kingdom of God is already present in our midst.”
Regardless of your faith, beliefs or non-beliefs, reaching out to the poor and marginalized in ways which improve their lives is something we can all support. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps is just forming in Milwaukee and the Leadership Team is already building partnerships for volunteers with several non-profits in Milwaukee, serving the poor and marginalized. These organizations have missions and ministries which focus on spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
Corporal Works of Mercy
Feed the hungry, Clothe the naked, Give drink to the thirsty, Shelter the homeless, Visit the sick, Visit the imprisoned.
Spiritual Works of Mercy
Instruct those who need to learn, Counsel the directionless, Bear wrongs patiently, Forgive offenses willingly, Comfort the afflicted, Pray for those living and dead.
IVC Milwaukee Leadership Team
Monica Meagher, Acting Regional Director