“The Restaurant of Mercy” has announced that it opens its doors throughout the Month of Ramadan at Iftar time to serve food for those who break their fast this year, 2019, as has been the case in the years before.
The Restaurant of Mercy, launched by Caritas Jordan in cooperation with the Latin Vicariate in Amman, was inaugurated on December 23, 2015 in Jabal Luweibdeh, Amman.
The Restaurant of Mercy is a reflection of the charitable activities of the Catholic Church where Caritas’ institutionalized goodness reflects spiritual purity and national affiliation. It is a demonstration of Jordan’s unity and cohesion in the confrontation of evil.
On the opening of the Restaurant of Mercy, Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Rif’at Bader had earlier said: “The restaurant plays a role in enhancing Christian-Muslim brotherhood and national unity. During the holy month of Ramadan, the lunch meals are turned into iftar meals. The restaurant reflects a civilized and noble message when it is crowded with volunteers on the one hand and with people who provided services on the other as they were observing evenings of mercy at the Restaurant of Mercy. The restaurant also turned into a touristic destination as several official delegations had been served meals there and conveyed wishes that it would proceed on the path of love.”
it is a charity restaurant that offers hot meals on daily bases for free to whoever gets in. This, consequently, has been one of the cordial initiatives of the “Year of Mecy” which had earlier been proclaimed by Pope Francis and which triggered noble and humanitarian initiatives in various parts of the world.
The bright side of the issue is showing that deeds reflecting goodness are still prevalent and that free services are still valid. Despite the fact that the majority of people have conflicting materialistic interests, and despite the fact that that there is prevalent greediness which displeases man and God, there is still a glimmer of hope represented in parties that are ready to extend a helpful hand, in general, in spite of the racial and religious differences. Humans remain as such and continue to enjoy full dignity despite their suffering.
Such initiatives indicate that “the future is promising”. Thousands of meals have been provided for free which is indicative of the soundness of our society and of the contribution of Caritas Jordan, which marks its 50th anniversary. Caritas Jordan, in association with private and public associations, has contributed to alleviating the poverty and deprivation of many people and families.