In the Old Testament, the word for “mercy” is derived from the same word as “womb.” Therefore, one might say that Divine Mercy is “womb-love.” This idea is found again and again in passages that depict God’s care.
Dianne Bergant, CSA
Sr. Dianne Bergant, a member of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She was President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and an active member of the Chicago Catholic-Jewish Scholars Dialogue for the past 30 years. Sr. Bergant wrote the weekly column, “The Word,” for America magazine (2002-06) and is now on the Editorial Board of Biblical Theology Bulletin.
REC16-4-03 Divine Mercy in the Womb of God
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