GII journeys in this Year of Mercy
What is the Jubilee of Mercy?
It is a Holy Year of Mercy which began on December 8, 2015 to commemorate both the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council, which called the Church to proclaim the Gospel to the world in new ways, bringing God’s mercy to everyone.
The motto of the Holy Year is “Merciful like the Father.” The role of mercy is the very foundation of the life of the Church and its people, because we are both the beneficiaries and the witnesses to God’s mercy in the world. Pope Francis explains that the mercy of God is not an abstract idea but a concrete reality: God reveals his love for us as that of a father or a mother, moved to the very depths out of love for their child.
During this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, we are invited to dedicate our daily lives to living out the mercy which God constantly extends to us.