The Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has called, from December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016, is an Extraordinary Jubilee.By calling for a holy year outside of the normal cycle, Pope Francis wishes to direct our attention and actions “on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s actions in our lives.” Use these quotes to reflect on God’s mercy during this “Extraordinary Jubilee.”
“This is our main endeavor: to think, to feel to love as Christ Jesus, to act and to speak as He — in a word, to conform our whole life to Christ’s. No one can be saved unless they are formed in the image of Christ.” Thus begins this beautiful reflection from Saint Henry de Osso y Cervello, whose feast we celebrate on January 27.
“Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become man. Awake, you who sleep, rise up from the dead, and Christ will enlighten you. I tell you again: for your sake, God became man.”
[Excerpt from a sermon by Saint Augustine.]