Third Meditation of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Spiritual Retreat led by Pope Francis on the occasion of the Jubilee for Priests
On the occasion of the Jubilee of priests and seminarians (June 1-3, 2016), Pope Francis will preach today three reflections during the retreat for priests and seminarians gathered in the Papal Basilicas in Rome. The theme of the retreat is “the Good Shepherd: the priest as a minister of mercy and compassion, close to his people and servant of all.” What follows is the third of the three meditations given today at 4:00 p.m. Rome time in the Basilica of St. Mary Major.
Third Meditation: the good odour of Christ and the light of his mercy
The works of mercy are