A Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy to be observed from the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015 thru the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 20, 2016. In his Papal Bull, Francis states that throughout this year the Christian people reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and that we ask God "to pour out his mercy upon us like the morning dew, so that everyone may work together to build a brighter future." (§ 5).
We hope that you find the resources on this page helpful in your reflection and prayer.
Throughout the Jubilee Year we will continue to update this page with new resources. Check back often!
Understanding the Year of Mercy
- USCCB Moments of Mercy: February/Lent
- What are the Pope's Missionaries of Mercy?
- Understanding the Jubilee Year in Context
- What is Unprecedented About Pope Francis' Year of Mercy
- Description of the Year of Mercy Logo
- Pope Francis Wants Year of Mercy to Transform World
- The Year of Mercy Begins
- Francis Shows Way to Life of Joy: Encounter Mercy and Care
- Pope Francis Will Open Holy Door on the 50th Anniversary of the Closing of the Second Vatican Council
- The Year of Mercy and the Importance of Conversion
- United States Catholic Bishops Resources for the Year of Mercy
Reflections on the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
- How Parishes Can Celebrate the Year of Mercy
- Re-Imagining the Spiritual Works of Mercy
- Responding to Divine Mercy: The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
Homilies of Pope Francis
- Homily for Inauguration of the Jubilee
- Celebration of Penance
- Celebration of first vespers of the Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday
- Homily at Mass With Teens for Year of Mercy
- Quotes for Mercy
- Spiritual Awareness/Awakening
- The Golden Rule
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- Love and Care
- Mornings and New Beginnings
- Catholic Prayers
- Printable Prayer Cards and Posters
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- Pope Francis Opens St. Peter's Holy Door to Launch the Jubilee Year
- Artist describes Year of Mercy logo
- Presentation of the Jubilee of Mercy - 2015.05.05
- Celebration of First Vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday - 2015.04.11
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Events of the Jubilee Year
Official Pilgrimage Registration
Do You Walk Ignatian?
A companion to "Do You Speak Ignatian?," this book includes narratives from faculty and staff regarding their work in relation to key Jesuit values.
This handsome, spiral-bound "undated" planner is perfect for faculty, staff, and students alike. Its pages include quotes, illustrations, and reflections. Use it for your daily schedule or journaling.
Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises
This collection of prayers and invocations offered at Xavier University reflect the collective spirit, mission and identity of a Jesuit university.
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