It's a rare privilege to live during a Jubilee Year. Indeed, only 30 such Holy Years have occurred in the 700 years since Pope Boniface VIII announced the first in 1300.
In this definitive guide to the Jubilee of Mercy, EWTN's Rome Correspondent, Joan Lewis, takes you back in time for a look at the history of Jubilees, and then brings you to the present with a visit to the seven pilgrim basilicas of Rome four of which must be visited by pilgrims to obtain a Holy Year indulgence.
You'll discover the immeasurable treasures of Rome and the Vatican, and you'll learn countless fun facts such as the difference between a church and a basilica, the significance of the Holy Doors, the key features of Catholic architecture, the liturgical customs that are unique to the Jubilee of Mercy, how to obtain an indulgence, and so much more.
Joan also shares with you the many special graces you can receive this year, as well as how to obtain forgiveness of punishment due to sin. And if you make the pilgrimage to Rome, you'll find here helpful travel tips, such as key holy sites to visit, ways to find St. Peter's dome, or how to get tickets to visit the scavi underneath the Vatican where St. Peter is entombed.
Whether you make a pilgrimage to Rome or are celebrating this extraordinary year in your own home, there's no better guide than EWTN's Joan Lewis.
Author: Joan Lewis, 2016
Paperback. 240 pages
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A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis will draw you into God's unfailing mercy, strengthening, healing and equipping you to fulfill his plan for your life. Spend a few minutes every day with the Holy Father as you read a brief meditation by him followed by a few reflection questions designed to help you ponder and receive God's love.
These bite-sized quotes and engaging questions will fit easily into your busy schedule. But what a powerful few minutes they will be!
God doesn't tire of us, Pope Francis has said, but "we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy." Join him in exploring the infinite love and unfailing compassion of the God who is always "there first," ready to receive and embrace us.
Authors: Pope Francis and Kevin Cotter
Paperback. 384 Pages
Giving and receiving mercy is central to living a life of passion and purpose. Yet, for some reason, most people believe they are either too young or too old, not religious enough, or simply don't have enough time to live a life uncommon.
The perfect companion for the Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis, the book provides an encounter with the heart of God. By focusing on the 7 Spiritual and 7 Corporal works of mercy, it inspires readers to realize that extraordinary acts of love are possible for anyone no matter where they are in life.
Once again bringing to light the genius of Catholicism, bestselling author Matthew Kelly has enlisted the help of 24 incredible authors who witness to the power of God's mercy, provide simple practical tips on how to be an instrument of that mercy and bring hope to anyone searching for deeper meaning in their life.
This book will touch the core of who you are. In the end, we all need God's mercy. So, no matter where you are, not matter what you have been through, there is not a better time than right now to rediscover the incredible power of God's mercy.
Beautiful Mercy is an invitation to rediscover God's unconditional love so that we can share it with others.
Beautiful Mercy includes contributions from: Pope Francis, Matthew Kelly, Dr. Scott Hahn, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Cardinal Séan Patrick O Malley, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Christopher West, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Dr. Allen Hunt, Curtis Martin, Dan Burke, Jennifer Fulwiler, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Sarah Swafford, Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Fr. James Mallon, Msgr. Charles Pope, Sr. Helena Burns, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. Don Calloway, Mother Olga Yaqob, Sr. Marie Veritas, Matt Fradd, Jackie Francois-Angel, Sr. Mary Madeline, Lisa Hendey, Kerry Webber, John Michael Talbot
Celebrating Mercy: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee
"I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its center 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.'" --Pope Francis
Jubilee Year of Mercy December 2015 November 2016.
The series of eight books, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year. Pope Francis will be speaking on these themes in his weekly catechesis throughout the year.
Books in the series are:
--The Psalms of Mercy
--The Parables of Mercy
--Mercy in the Fathers of the Church
--The Saints of Mercy
--Mercy in the Teaching of Popes
--The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
--The Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Experience of Mercy
Paperback. 128 Pages