Saints of Mercy

From December 8, 2015, to November 20, 2016, the Church observed a Jubilee Year of Mercy, declared by Pope Francis. Mercy, a fruit of charity, is the loving kindness and compassion shown to one who offends us (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1829, Glossary). We are merciful when we put kindness, compassion, and forgiveness into practice. See the list below to read about Saints of the Church who have been disciples of God’s mercy:

  1. Mary the Holy Mother of God Jan 1
  2. Genoveva Torres Morales Jan 5
  3. Maria Domenica Mantovani Feb 2
  4. Catherine of Siena Apr 29
  5. Bede the Venerable May 25
  6. Pier Giorgio Frassati Jul 4
  7. Maria Goretti Jul 6
  8. John Mary Vianney Aug 4
  9. Maximilian Kolbe Aug 14
  10. Peter Claver Sep 9
  11. Vincent de Paul Sep 27
  12. Thérèse of Lisieux Oct 1
  13. Faustina Kowalska Oct 5
  14. John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Pope Oct 11
  15. John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła), Pope Oct 22
  16. Catherine McAuley Nov 11
  17. Martin of Tours Nov 11
  18. Margaret of Scotland Nov 16
  19. Francis Xavier Dec 3
  20. Stephen the Martyr Dec 26

Learn more about mercy as a Disciple Power in the Be My Disciples program:
Grade 2, Chapter 5
Grade 4, Chapter 23
Grade 5, Chapter 13
Grade 6, Chapter 6
Christ in the Liturgy, Chapter 11