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A universal Holy Year (Jubilee Year) of Mercy has been declared by Pope Francis from Dec 8th 2015 to Nov 20th 2016.
The Jubilee Year of Mercy is rich with promise for the Church and for the world.
Pope Francis has reminded the Church that, ‘We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity and peace. Our salvation depends on it.’
This mercy, made known in Jesus Christ, is the source of out Christian identity. It is also a gift we are asked to share with the whole world. Pope Francis urges us to this also, to be effective signs of the Father’s action in our lives, living witnesses to others of the love God has for everyone.
This booklet helps us make the most of the Jubilee Year. It provides food for our private prayer and support for times when we come together to pray with others. Used well, it will deepen our experience of God’s mercy, so that the Lord can make us more fit for mission, and strengthen our desire to share the good news of the mercy of God with our families and our neighbours.
+ Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham
This booklet draws on the riches of Pope Francis’ letter (Misericordiae Vultus: The Face of Mercy) establishing the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
It invites us to quiet prayerful reflection on the main themes and highlights of the year, and prepares us for taking part in events in our schools, parishes and dioceses.