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Mercy in the City

Mercy in the City

How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job

by Kerry Weber

"Kerry Weber is one of the liveliest, brightest, most provocative and most articulate voices on the Catholic scene today."

—James Martin, SJ and author, My Life with the Saints and Jesus: A Pilgrimage

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

A modern, young, single woman in New York City sets out to see if she can practice the Corporal Works of Mercy in an authentic and meaningful way while maintaining a full, robust, regular life.

On Practicing Mercy: An Interview with Kerry Weber

On Practicing Mercy: An Interview with Kerry Weber

"For me, mercy is a sort of mindset in which I open myself up to being moved by God’s love and give of myself in ways that, hopefully, embody that love."

Praise for Mercy in the City

Praise for Mercy in the City

"This engaging book will take you to the heart of what it means to try to practice mercy in a cruel world."—Read what Kathleen Norris, Fr. James Martin, and others are saying about Weber's new book.

Mercy in the City: Read an Excerpt

Mercy in the City: Read an Excerpt

After only two early mornings, I am already starting to feel tired, and I'm still not sure where this Lenten journey is taking me or how much I'll be helping anyone.

Here Comes Lent, and Kerry Weber: A Video Q&A

Here Comes Lent, and Kerry Weber: A Video Q&A

Book Club Manager Deborah Arca talks with Kerry Weber about the challenges of Lent and living out our faith in an exclusive video interview here.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Lent with Legs

Lent with Legs

Kathy Schiffer

Weber's stories of sacrifice on the subway, of volunteering at a Catholic Worker Movement house in the city, and of sleeping in a church basement with a dozen homeless men thrill with their bold simplicity.

Mercy at the Heart of Jesus' Mission

Mercy at the Heart of Jesus' Mission

Tim Muldoon

What is striking about Weber’s account, though, and which makes me certain to place it in someone’s hands before this academic year is over, is that she is no moral therapeutic deist.

Do Something More

Do Something More

Jessica Mesman Griffith

Weber’s mercy casts a wide net ... but each work proves transformative. We discover at her side that the distance between us and those who need us is really not so great.

Doing for the Least of These

Doing for the Least of These

Rebecca Hamilton

The same God Who authored all life, tells us to honor life by caring for one another, especially when it’s not easy and it costs us something.

Mercy and To-Do Lists: My Conversation with Kerry Weber

Mercy and To-Do Lists: My Conversation with Kerry Weber

Lisa Hendey

There is a genuineness to Kerry, but also a joy and a zest, that makes me want more of what she’s got in her life.

What Happens in Lent Doesn't Stay in Lent

What Happens in Lent Doesn't Stay in Lent

David Swartz

Kerry keeps coming back to the bedrock idea that this Lenten experience will genuinely change who she is. To paraphrase, what happens in Lent won’t stay in Lent. 

Praying with Hands and Heart

Praying with Hands and Heart

Bruce G. Epperly

Though Catholic in tradition, Weber’s book is catholic in spirit, that is, it provides a vision of everyday saintliness lived out by one who sees herself as being far from saintly. This is its strength and its inspiration.

Mercy is Not Intransitive

Mercy is Not Intransitive

Leah Libresco

Reading this book, I was struck by the communal nature of Weber’s Lenten discipline. Her book helped me look at a gap in my spiritual life, but I’m still at a loss on how to fill it.

The Road to Mercy Leads to a Life of Adventure

The Road to Mercy Leads to a Life of Adventure

Tony Rossi

Kerry’s adventurous pursuit of practicing mercy has made her life anything but boring. 

Mercy in the City Book Trailer

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