FACES OF MERCY

Jesus is the face of the Father’s Mercy
–Pope Francis

Faces of Mercy - logoWe are called to see Christ in every person in need. When we act in mercy, it is Christ who receives these gifts, even as it is his love which empowers those who give. Mercy is not an abstract concept but exists with a specific face–Christ in both the individual who gives and receives. Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, welcoming the stranger, clothing the naked, caring for the sick, and visiting the imprisoned are all works of mercy which show compassion for the Body and have traditionally been known as the Corporal Works of Mercy. These acts of mercy bring relief to those who suffer, but they also provide hope: hope for change, hope for relationships, and hope for a restoration of culture. Every small act of compassion is a building block in the construction of Christ’s kingdom.

Together the pieces in this exhibit–featuring artists Bryn Gillette, Sergio Gomez, Bruce Herman, Edward Knippers, Jason Leith, Michelle Arnold Paine, Melissa Weinman, and Jean Wetta–show our interconnectedness, how another’s need becomes our opportunity to pray, to extend mercy, and to grow in faith and in relationship. May each viewer’s heart be softened towards his or her neighbor, and towards Jesus, who is “the face of the Father’s Mercy.”

Curated by Michelle Arnold Paine, this exhibit launched in January 2017. The four-week rental fee for this exhibit is $550 plus additional costs for shipping. CIVA Organizational and Institutional Members receive a 10% discount on rental fees. To learn more about renting this show, please contact Exhibitions Coordinator, Kate Austin. See the schedule below for available dates. For a complete list of other exhibits see CIVA Traveling Exhibits.

Travel Schedule

Retirement show: January 20–March 10, 2018
Gordon College Art Department
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984-1813
Contact: Bruce Herman
bruce.herman@gordon.edu

November 7–December 9, 2017
Rivier University
420 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Contact: Sr. Theresa Couture
603.883.1884
tcouture@rivier.edu

September 18–November 1, 2017
Jubliee Museum
57 South Grubb Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: Shawn Kenney
kenneyshawn@yahoo.com
614.221.4323

April 17–May 17, 2017
Wilshire Baptist Church
4316 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75214
Contact: Mark Wingfield
mwingfield@wilshirebc.org
214.452.3128

March 10–April 7, 2017
St. George’s Anglican Church
217 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.434.3364
Contact: Michael Porter
michael.porter@aofmag.com

January 21–February 17, 2017
Saddleback Church
1 Saddleback Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Contact: Jason Leith
jasonl@saddleback.com

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