His Redeeming Face

THE FACE OF MERCY: Stories and Reflections from the streets of New York “Jesus Christ reveals the face of the Father’s mercy.” (Pope Francis) “Of You my heart has spoken: Seek His Face.” (Psalm 27) March 31, 2016 It was Tuesday of Holy Week. She appeared across the sidewalk from me, looking around for a building address. I got that […]

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His Vulnerable Face

THE FACE OF MERCY: Stories and Reflections from the streets of New York “Jesus Christ reveals the face of the Father’s mercy.” (Pope Francis) “Of You my heart has spoken: Seek His Face.” (Psalm 27) March 16, 2016 She is one of the most vulnerable women I have met thus far. A fellow homeless friend of hers brought her over […]

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His Dying Face

THE FACE OF MERCY: Stories and Reflections from the streets of New York “Jesus Christ reveals the face of the Father’s mercy.” (Pope Francis) “Of You my heart has spoken: Seek His Face.” (Psalm 27) March 11, 2016 I had never met this woman in my life. And all of sudden, here I was at her most significant hour – […]

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His Suffering Face

THE FACE OF MERCY: Stories and Reflections from the streets of New York “Jesus Christ reveals the face of the Father’s mercy.” (Pope Francis) “Of You my heart has spoken: Seek His Face.” (Psalm 27) March 3, 2016 Shana* is a bright young woman and a very devoted single mom. She lost her own mother at a young age. Her […]

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His Thirsty Face

THE FACE OF MERCY: Stories and Reflections from the streets of New York “Jesus Christ reveals the face of the Father’s mercy.” (Pope Francis) “Of You my heart has spoken: Seek His Face.” (Psalm 27) February 24, 2016 I met him on a muggy July evening. I was perched on a wooden park bench with a few other LAMP Missionaries. […]

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His Kind Face

THE FACE OF MERCY: Stories and Reflections from the streets of New York “Jesus Christ reveals the face of the Father’s mercy.” (Pope Francis) “Of You my heart has spoken: Seek His Face.” (Psalm 27) February 12, 2016 Daniel* lives in the narrow entrance to a popular subway station in the heart of Manhattan. He is a United States Marine […]

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His Grateful Face

THE FACE OF MERCY: Stories and Reflections from the streets of New York “Jesus Christ reveals the face of the Father’s mercy.” (Pope Francis) “Of You my heart has spoken: Seek His Face.” (Psalm 27) February 3, 2016 James* lives in a hospital in Harlem. He is one of the first residents I met there, and one of the few […]

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The Face of Mercy

THE FACE OF MERCY: Stories and Reflections from the streets of New York “Jesus Christ reveals the face of the Father’s mercy.” (Pope Francis) “Of You my heart has spoken: Seek His Face.” (Psalm 27) I am a missionary with LAMP Catholic Ministries. I came because I was at a transition point in my life, and I wanted to grow. […]

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