Holy Year of Mercy
“Be merciful as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36)
On March 13th, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Jubilee that will begin on December 8th, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and conclude on November 20th, 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Chris, King of the Universe.
It will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council, and . Each of the four (4) papal basilicas in Rome have a holy door, which are normally sealed shut from the inside so that they cannot be opened. The doors are only opened during Jubilee years so that pilgrims can enter through them in order to gain the plenary indulgence that is connected to the Jubilee. The opening of the Holy Door is intended to symbolize the idea that the Church’s faithful are offered an “extraordinary path” toward salvation during the time of Jubilee. To date, there have only been 26 Jubilee celebrations, the last of which took place in 2000 with Saint John Paul II.
Join Fr. Calloway on a “Holy Year of Mercy” Pilgrimage to Poland. Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in Lagiewniki (Capital of Divine Mercy).