January 14, 2016 - November 20, 2016
What is a Jubilee Year?
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Jubilee Year of Mercy & Indulgences
Jubilee Year of Mercy Resources
Jubilee Year of Mercy Resources - Spanish
Jubilee Year of Mercy Resources - Vietnamese
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Archdiocese of Galveston Houston
On May 15, 2015, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a
Holy Year of Mercy
from December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception until November
20, 2016, the Sunday dedicated to Christ the King.
"We constantly need to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it."
~ Pope Francis
Pope Francis invites us to think about mercy anew as the "act by which God comes to meet us" but also mercy as the "fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life". He invites us to live by this mercy in our parishes and lives, to forgive others as well as to seek reconciliation. He challenges us to understand mercy and justice as "two dimensions of the same reality" on the way of conversion of the sinner towards love.