Creighton Lent Reading Group
Updated on Monday, May 12, 2014 3:47 PM

We formed a reading group on campus with Mercy in the City by a woman who determined to do the Corporal Works of Mercy during Lent. We also posted web sharing about the book and people's attempts to do the Works of Mercy.

KerryKerry Weber is a Mercy Associate and managing editor of the Jesuit weekly, AMERICA magazine. She is an alumna of the Mercy Volunteers Corps and the Columbia School of Journalism. She lives in New York City.



Kerry graciously Skyped with our two reading groups on the Creighton Campus. Watch her share her experiences of the book and her reflections on it since. With each group, Kerry was very personal and inspiring to us.

Kerry with Breakfast groupThis video is Kerry's time
with our morning, breakfast reading group
- about 25 people:



Kerry with Lunch group

This video is Kerry's time
with our noon, lunch-time reading group
- about 50 people:



Kerry's recent articles in AMERICA magazine

Kerry's powerful article on Rwanda today, "Shadowed in Tragedy"

"Remembering the Genocide in Kingali"

"After the Thaw"

"A Mercy-filled Lent"

"Making Room: Learning how to love my neighbor in New York"

"Savings and Internal Lending Communities in Rwanda: a photo essay"

"Community Healing and Reconciliation in Rwanda"

"Breaking the Glass Slipper"

"Rwanda Reimaged"

"The Widows of Nyamugali - a photo essay"

"Working at Mercy: Pope Francis calls us to love oneanother more fully"

Kerry's podcast, "Mercy Matters" about her book

The Sharing from the web community:
Read about the graces people received while reading the book. And read what they experienced as they tried to do the Works of Mercy.

Read the Sharing Here

Mercy in the City Book Cover

Order the Book from Loyola Press.

The Corporal Works of Mercy
Mercy in/for Our City

Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Harbour the harbourless
(aka Shelter the homeless)

Visit the sick

Ransom the captive
(aka Visit the imprisoned)

Bury the dead

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