Pope Francis has asked us to celebrate as a community a year particularly dedicated to mercy. To help you celebrate this Holy Year of Mercy, CMN is developing new resources like our Living the Year of Mercy Workshop, our Jubilee Year of Mercy Prayer Card (available also in Spanish) and special Jubilee Year of Mercy Podcasts to be used in parishes, schools, and dioceses. This is the opportunity to engage our communities in our Catholic understanding of crime and CMN’s resources can ignite the dialogue. Look for the release of these materials in the upcoming months.
“Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (cf. Lk 6:36). And this especially applies to confessors! So much mercy!”
-Pope Francis, March 13, 2015
The yearlong extraordinary jubilee will be celebrated from December 8th 2015 to November 20th 2016. You can view the official prayer and logo, browse the calendar of events and learn more about this special year here.
Be sure to check back soon for Jubilee Year of Mercy resources created by CMN for all ages.