Jubilee of Mercy

Pope Francis during the general audience explains why he convened the Jubilee of Mercy

"Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly
Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved...[read more ]"
- Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee

"We should not stop praying for [dialogue among religions] and with those who think differently" - Pope Francis

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"Find the strength to embrace God's Mercy..." - Cardinal Donald Wuerl


Transformation: High schoolers, college students, graduates...
10,000 lives changed - Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)

"Great God Almighty, He done changed me..." - MercyMe (Lyrics)

Who is this child? He is God!

O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.

"Jesus compels a choice, in the way no other founder does...[The claims of Jesus] are the unique treasure of Christianity...If Jesus is who he says he is, I must give my whole life to him..." (Robert E. Barron).

"We hold on to things outside of us instead of concentrating on what is within that keep us noisy and agitated. We run from experience to experience like children...and  wonder how serenity has eluded us... Dwelling on inessentials and, worse, filling the minds of others with them distract from the great theme of our lives.  We must learn to distinguish between what is real and what is not" (J. Chittister, The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century, p. 290).

Published 12.24.2012
Republished 12.24.2013; 12.24.2014; 01.03.2016