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Jubilee Year of Mercy


What is mercy?

Holy Year of Mercy

The Jubilee Year of Mercy began on December 8, 2015 and will close on November 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King.  Pope Francis announced this jubilee year so that all can receive a blessing and pardon from God. The Holy Year of Mercy celebrates being a witness of mercy and invites us all to follow the example of God as merciful, forgiving and loving followers.     Mercy is acts of love by which we care for the bodily and spiritual needs of others. Being merciful frequently includes forgiveness of others, just as God the Father demonstrates forgiveness of our sins through love.

Corporal Acts of Mercy

To feed the hungry

To give drink to the thirsty

To clothe the naked

To shelter the homeless

To Visit the sick

To visit the imprisoned

To bury the dead

Spiritual Acts of Mercy

To instruct the ignorant

To counsel the doubtful

To admonish sinners

To bear wrongs patiently

To forgive offences willingly

To comfort the afflicted

To pray for the living and the dead




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