The Jubilee Year of Mercy
"Pope Francis has now invited the whole church to ponder God’s mercy for a whole year. He has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016.
Mercy is very dear to Franciscans, in fact in some ways, it is our vocation.
An early life of St. Francis, called the Legend of the Three Companions, described our way of life this way: This is our vocation: to heal wounds, to bind what is broken, to bring home those who are lost.
In other words to be merciful,"
--Fr. Jeff Scheeler, OFM