The Jubilee of Mercy officially opened on the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception. On this day, Pope Francis presided the Eucharist and the Opening the Holy Door at St. Peter Basilica in Rome. In communion with the entire Church, St. Anne-St. Patrick marked this day with a gathering to discover Jesus in the Gospel of Luke - the Face of Mercy in art. This is the first event of a Jubilee of Mercy series at St. Anne-St. Patrick Parish and St. Anne Shrine.
Fr. Dinh, Shrine Director and  a Missionary of Mercy, shared the meaning of Jubilee in the Catholic Church. Then, the community learned how the artists translate the theological meanings of the Gospel to art. By sharing the art work in the Gospel of Luke in "the Illuminating the Word-St. John's Hand-written Bible" and the well known painting of Rembrandt of the Father's Mercy (Prodigal Son), Fr. Dinh invited the community  to understand the meanings of the Mercy of God through art. 
The Christian band called "Raise in Praise" shared their music talents to the entire community and made the night more joyful.

Saint Anne Shrine Celebrates the Opening Day of Jubilee of Mercy

The Door of Jubilee in Vatican

VATICAN: The Holy See Press Office presents the Logo and the Calendar of Celebration of the Extraordinary Jubliee of Mercy. It is a hope that the logo and the calendar help the Church and all her members to focus on the true moment of grace: Mercy of God. It is an invitation for all to energy the motive of new evangelization to the world. With the Bull of Indiction, the Jubilee Prayer,  the logo, and the calendar, the Church sends a clear message to her children and the entire world: Through God's Mercy, we are loved and forgiven. We are called to live merciful as our Father in heaven. For more information about the Jubilee of Mercy, please click here to go to the official website.

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

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