New York City, N.Y., Mar 6, 2014 / 04:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A New York-based Catholic editor says her experience with the corporal works of mercy two Lenten seasons ago transformed her understanding of charity and service.
Kerry Weber, managing editor of America Magazine, documents her experiences in her newly published book “Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job” (Loyola Press).
In an interview with CNA, Weber recounted when Lent in 2012 was fast approaching and her typical Lenten sacrifice of sweets proved less than challenging.
“I was kind of doing the same Lenten sacrifice every year,” she explained. “As much as I would like to think that I was very spiritually advanced at the age of 12, and that I had perfected Lent and my sacrifice, I highly doubted that that was the case.”
Weber thought that “maybe as I grew and changed in my faith, I should try to