"Wyobraźnia i "balsam" miłosierdzia
The "Creativity of Mercy" and the "Balm of Mercy"

Author(s): Marek Chmielewski
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Karmelitów Bosych
Keywords: Divine Mercy; "creativity od mercy"; "balm of mercy";St John Paul II; Pope Francis

Summary/Abstract: Two metaphors: “creativity of mercy” and “balm of mercy” represent twopopes who are keenly interested in the Divine and human mercy – St John Paul II and Francis. John Paul II used his characteristic expression “creativity of mercy” for the first time in his letter Novo millennio ineunte. Then, Pope Francis, proclaiming the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church, expressed his desire: “May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the Kingdom of God is already present in our midst!” (Misericordiae vultus, n. 5).

  • Issue Year: X/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 71-83
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English, Polish