This summer, we are sharing photos and stories that reveal what mercy looks like. These are images of mercy, given and received by the Notre Dame family of faith. If you would like to share a photo or a short story, we welcome all contributions. Send photos (full-sized, please, and include a caption of less than 100 words) to Josh Noem, editor of FaithND. We will publish new entries here periodically, and we will also share entries on our social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter). 

The Balm of Mercy

The last part of our photo essay series showing images of mercy includes participants from this summer's Family Volunteer Camp, such as Dan Turner '95, who is shown here dancing with a resident from a South Bend non-profit organization serving those with special needs. See more>

An Oasis of Mercy

The third part of our series showing images of mercy comes from high school students participating in Holy Cross College summer Saints and Scholars program, such as this image captured by Colleen Schena of a moving moment she witnessed at the Grotto. "Spiritual works of mercy are so often overlooked, including the subtle act of comforting the sorrowful."  See more>

God's Name is Mercy

The second installment in our series that shows what mercy looks like enacted by the Notre Dame family, such as this photo from Rich D'Amour '76. "Dad is slowly dying in an Alzheimer's unit. He spends his days with his hands covering his face. He says it feels good. My sister Carolyn recently visited and was able to coax him into lowering one of his hands for a brief moment. The look on her face is pure love. I can't look at this beautiful image without tearing up." See more>

As the Father Loves

A collection of images that show what mercy looks like as it is experienced by the Notre Dame family, such as this picture of Meg Towle ’07 holding Lebo, a 2-year-old HIV-positive orphan, at Touching Tiny Lives in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. Lebo died a few weeks after this photo was taken. View photos>


The Year of Mercy

What is a jubilee year and why are we celebrating one dedicated to mercy? Read more>

The Works of Mercy

A resource for how to perform works of corporal and spiritual mercy. Read more>

Works of Mercy as Advocacy

Perform a work of mercy with your phone or computer! Use your advocacy to encourage lawmakers and world leaders to prioritize the poorest among us. Read more>