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Pope Closes the Year of Consecrated Life

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Photo courtesy: News.Va

Vatican City, 2 February 2016 (VIS) – The following are extensive extracts of the Holy Father's extemporaneous address to the participants in the Jubilee of Consecrated Life, which took place yesterday in the Paul VI Hall. This afternoon in St. Peter's Basilica he will celebrate the Mass to conclude the Year of Consecrated Life.

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HOLY DOOR FOR YEAR OF MERCY

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 | Comments (0) | Permalink

The Year of Mercy was officially launched by Pope Francis on December 8, 2015 as the Universal Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The Holy Father opened this year-long celebration by opening the "holy door" of St. Peter's Basilica.  The event was reported by BBC News and you can read their news coverage HERE.

To honor this event, the Diocese of Albany, New York designated Saint Teresa's Motherhouse, home of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, to be a pilgrim shrine. The "Holy Door" was blessed by Fr. Gavin, OFM with the Carmelite Sisters present. 

The following are different listings of the designated "Holy Door" according to State locations:

https://catholicpilgrimagesites.wordpress.com/holy-doors-of-mercy/

http://rcda.org/YearOfMercy/

http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/list/USA-JubileeMercy.htm

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE PILGRIMAGE SITE DIRECTLY FOR DETAILS BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR PLANS.

Photos courtesy: Sr. Fidelis Therese, O.Carm.

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The following is the Holy Father's Bull of Indiction for the Year of Mercy ("Misericordiae Vultus")

Bull of Indiction for Year of Mercy 2015-2016 Bull of Indiction for Year of Mercy 2015-2016 (158 KB)


Pope Francis: A Carmelite Without A Contemplative Life is A Lifeless Body

Friday, September 05, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Source: VIS News- Holy See Press Office

September 5, 2014

Vatican City, 5 September 2013 (VIS) The Holy Father Francis sent a message to Fr. Fernando Millan Romeral, Prior General of the Order of Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, on the occasion of the celebration of the General Chapter.

Francis offered some words of encouragement and hope to all the members of the Order and suggested three elements that may guide them “in the full realisation” of their vocation: “allegiance to Christ, prayer and mission”.
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