On the Mercy Bus?

merciful like the father
South Wales and South West Region are offering an interesting weekend event in Cardiff from 29th April to 1st May for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy entitled “The Holy Year of Mercy and our Franciscan Response” See here for details and a booking form.
The weekend will be led by Brother Francis Dor OFM Cap, who is based in Rome, and is one of the General Spiritual Assistants to the Secular Franciscan Order.
We hope that members from the other regions will wish to support this event. Please pass on the details of the event to members in your region who may not be aware of it. Bookings to Angela Bradley.

And from 6th – 8th May 2016 at Pantasaph Franciscan Friary Paula Pearce will offer “And I showed mercy to them” (Testament of Francis): The weekend will be a reflective weekend around the following: The meaning of this Year of Mercy, Mercy in the Franciscan Sources and The meaning of the Year of Mercy for us today.

We have posted some Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy links here. Perhaps study Misericordiae Vultus in fraternity as we are currently doing at Stratford.

And why not check out the Diocese of Salford Mercy Bus, which, according to the Catholic Herald last week, is now touring Lancashire in an attempt to reach lapsed Catholics?

3 thoughts on “On the Mercy Bus?

  1. Please print your articles in BLACK so they are easily readable by everyone. It takes twice the effort to read in light grey. People with poor eyesight won’t be able to read it at all.Perhaps you could have a tab at the top for us to click on to change the colour from pale grey to black. I have mentioned this before and I still cannot understand why you will not print so that your site is more reader-friendly. Even my comments are not fully black.
    Michael ofs.

    1. Michael, you will, no doubt, recall the answer you were given when you last raised this point about two weeks ago: “I am sorry that you still appear to be having such problems reading the material on the site. As you will recall, we changed the type colour of the right hand box when you raised this issue before. I understand that you are now referring to the colour of the type on the main pages and I will ask James to take a look at this when he does an update at the end of the month.”
      I will check with James today to see what progress he is making. In the meantime may I suggest, as was explained to you on a previous occasion, that you enlarge the size of the type using the AAA facility at the top of the right hand sidebar. You may enlarge the type as much as you wish by repeated clicking. I hope this helps you.

      1. Thank you, Roger.
        Have you consulted the organisation for poor-sighted people as to which type of print would be better for them?
        I’m sorry to say it, but I found the previous website much more user-friendly, once Michael Hagger had helped me into it. It was always easy to read and with the occasional phone call, easy to use.
        Why do you print in grey?
        I am not only speaking on my behalf but on behalf of all who have problems reading the site.
        I don’t find it satisfactory having to enlarge the print in order to be able to read it.
        Why do you print in grey instead of black?
        If I receive a longish article from your site and it is all in grey, I tend to give up half way through. Sorry.
        Why do you not print in black?
        Michael ofs.

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