Saturday, March 5, 2016

Jubilee of Mercy: 24 Hours for the Lord

The Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy kicks off today at the Vatican City with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.
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As the Catholic world prepares for the Season of the Lent, Pope Francis began the "24 Hours for the Lord" with a penitential celebration in St. Peter's Basilica, which is part of the ongoing Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

The initiative, promoted by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, is on its third year and will place emphasis once again on the importance of prayer, Eucharistic adoration and the sacrament of reconciliation,

At 9:00 PM local time, people received the sacrament of confession and Eucharistic adoration in the churches of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Piazza Navona), Santa Maria in Trastevere (Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere) and the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis (Largo Argentina). On the next day, the church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will remain open for confessions until 4:00PM local time.

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