Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

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What is the Year of Mercy?

The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy is a remarkable occasion during which the entire Catholic Church, under the humble leadership of Pope Francis, opens wide the doors to the saving mercy of Christ. The Year of Mercy is celebrated from December 8th, 2015—the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II— to the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016.

During this special period of time in the Church, Pope Francis calls all Catholics to be profound witnesses to mercy and to "find the joy rediscovering and rendering fruitful God's mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time." 

This page contains more information on this extraordinary year and links to several Catholic resources you can use during the course of the year to deepen your call to Mercy.


Take some time to pray and consider how you will celebrate this Extraordinary Jubilee in the life of Church. Don’t let it pass by without taking advantage of the tremendous graces that are being held out to you from the treasures of the Mercy of God!  Begin by thinking of those who need your mercy the most and start acting.

New app from Our Sunday Visitor designed especially for the Year of Mercy

Click Here to learn more and download "Our Sunday Visitor's 365 Days to Mercy app.", free in iTunes and Google Play app stores - designed to accompany you on the spiritual journey during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis:

365 Days to Mercy app

Divine Mercy - Jubilee Year Explained - Click Below

Corporal works of mercy:

Feed the hungry;
Give drink to the thirsty;
Clothe the naked;
Harbor the harborless;
Visit the sick;
Ransom the captive;
Bury the dead.

The spiritual works of mercy:

Instruct the ignorant;
Counsel the doubtful;
Admonish sinners;
Bear wrongs patiently;
Forgive offenses willingly;
Comfort the afflicted;
Pray for the living and the dead.