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From the Foreward: Fr. Mauriello shares what he has shared with himself and his hearers over the span of his 22 years as a priest. He presents his thoughts so simply that their profundity resonates with the challenge to any willing hearer or reader. And so, let us read on and then revisit the veritable treasure paged out before us. If we do, as I see it, we will be helped spiritually, now laughing, now lifting the eyebrow, but regularly finding what Cardinal Newman calls, “heart speaking to heart.” + Lambert Reilly, O.S.B. Archabbot Emeritus St. Meinrad, IN From the Introduction: These pages have been written with humility and appreciation for the many blessings and mercies that I have received. They are threefold: God’s mercy to others of which I have witnessed or learned, God’s mercy which I have received, and my priestly ministry as an instrument of bringing God’s mercy to others. I hope that the reader will learn more about the bountiful mercy of the Lord, realize His mercy in their lives and bring that mercy to others as we help each other persevere on the path that brings us to the kingdom of heaven. About the Author: Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello was born in New Jersey in 1956 and ordained to the Holy Priesthood in the Marian Year 1988. He earned the Licentiate in Sacred Theology in the Theology of Mary from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio, a branch of the Pontifical Marianum University in Rome. In 2007, Fr. Matt was appointed as a member of the Executive International Committee for the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, representing North America. He is the Pastor of St. Roch Church, Greenwich, CT. In 2003, he was named an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Basilica of Orvieto, Italy.