The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016

In calling for this Jubilee Year, Pope Francis is encouraging the faithful to know the face of God's mercy — Jesus Christ Incarnate — and to show that face of mercy to the world through our words and actions.

“I am confident that the whole Church, which is in such need of mercy for we are sinners, will be able to find in this Jubilee the joy of 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. Do not forget that God forgives all, and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness.”
– Pope Francis

See the Vatican calendar for the Jubilee Year >>


Plenary indulgences aplenty
Like all previous Jubilees, the Jubilee Year of Mercy features a special plenary indulgence. Here's what you need to know.

What is a Jubilee Year?
See how far back this tradition goes, and what it means today.

Why did Pope Francis call the Jubilee Year of Mercy?
It's all in his homily.

Things to do in the Jubilee Year
Ways to receive special graces in a special time.

Pope Francis' Prayer
The Pope has composed a prayer for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Papal Bull
Here's the full text declaring the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy..


The holy season of Advent begins on Sunday, Dec. 3. In the words of Pope St. John Paul II, “Let us walk with joy and watchfulness, as we wait for the season that recalls God’s coming in human flesh, a time which reached its fullness when Christ was born in a stable in Bethlehem.”

Here's the path that we are called to follow in the future.
We've got photos and inspiration - from the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy's closing Mass for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.


Older footage of a younger Fr. Seraphim, in a 1991 film introducing the life and spirituality of a little-known Polish nun.
Check out our interview with Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, OP, adjunct secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
We speak with Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.


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Message of Divine Mercy
Ask for God's mercy, be merciful and completely trust. An overview of the elements of the Divine Mercy message.

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Devotion to Divine Mercy
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