Fiona Sim is one of CAFOD’s Step into the Gap volunteers for CAFOD Salford in the Diocese of Salford. Here she shares with us how the “Corporal Acts of Mercy”, which are an essential part of the Extraordinary Year of Mercy, are closely woven into the work of CAFOD’s partners in Peru. Thank you Fiona.
Fiona has written from her Step into the Gap visit to Peru about how she is seeing the corporal acts of mercy in action in CAFOD’s work:
During this Year of Mercy, we are called to act upon the corporal and spiritual acts of mercy. And so, while in Peru, I’ve been reflecting on the corporal acts in particular. It seems that they don’t need to be taken literally, as I’d first thought. I thought I’d take this time to focus on CAFOD partner CEAS who we’ve had the privilege of spending time with during this trip. They are the organisation for social action set up by the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference.
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