Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4


Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy ~ 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016

Jesus Christ 
is the face of the Father’s mercy.

Seek the Face of JESUS,
His Divine Mercy 
will NEVER be exhausted.
JESUS is our source of 
the Father's MERCY and LOVE.

After the solemn inauguration of the Holy Year of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on 8 December 2015 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception), the Holy Father Pope Francis open the Holy Door Mercy of Saint Peter’s Basilica on the same day. All other Roman Catholic Churches around the world will open their own Doors of Mercy in communion with the Church of Rome as part of the Eucharistic celebration of the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday).

Approach the Door of Mercy 
with humility and repentance 
and encounter the 
merciful embrace of the Father
upon entering it.

The motto and the logo come together to offer a synthesis of the ideal underlying the Jubilee Year. The motto Merciful Like the Father (taken from the Gospel of Luke, 6:36) serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure (cfr. Lk 6:37-38). The logo–the work of Jesuit Father Marko I. Rupnik–is in itself a concentrated summa theologiae of the theme of mercy. It represents, in fact, an image very dear to the early Church, i.e. the love of Christ who brings the mystery of his incarnation to fulfillment with the redemption. The logo has been conceived in such a way that the Good Shepherd touches humanity’s flesh so deeply and with such love as to bring about a radical change. One feature of the logo which cannot fail to emerge is how, having raised humanity onto his shoulders in a gesture which demonstrates extreme mercy, the eyes of the Good Shepherd and those of Adam become united so that Christ sees through the eyes of Adam, and vice-versa. Every man and woman thus discovers in Christ, the new Adam, his or her own humanity and the future to come, contemplating in the eyes of Christ the Father’s love. The scene is set within a mandorla (an almond shape), a device dear to early and medieval iconography, which underlines the presence of the two natures–divine and human–in Christ. The three concentric ovals, progressively lighter in color as they extend towards the outer edge, suggests the dynamic by which Christ carries humanity out of the night of sin and death. Conversely, the depth of the darker color suggests the impenetrability of the love of the Father who forgives all.

Across the rich pages of Misericordae Vultus itself a true theological synthesis on mercy. Pope Francis outlines the very course and direction of the Jubilee. Click on link below to view the Misericordae Vultus.

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