Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy: the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Mercy: 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. Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness. – Misericordia Vultus (2.).
The opening of the Holy Year of Mercy will take place on December 8, 2015 during the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. On this feast, Pope Francis will open the Holy Door – which will become a Door of Mercy– through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons and offers hope.
Find information on all the events and activities planned to celebrate this Jubilee by visiting our resources page; and explore the different ways in which you could be merciful in your own life.