“Turning our gaze to God, merciful Father, and to our brothers and sisters in need of mercy, means focusing our attention on the essential contents of the Gospel: Jesus, Mercy made flesh, who renders the great mystery of the Trinitary Love of God visible to our eyes. Celebrating a Jubilee of Mercy is equivalent to placing once again the specific nature of the Christian faith, namely Jesus Christ, the merciful God, at the centre of our personal life and that of our communities.

It is a Holy Year, therefore, so as to live mercy. Yes, dear brothers and sisters, this Holy Year is offered to us so that we may experience in our lives the sweet and gratifying touch of God’s forgiveness, his presence beside us and his closeness especially in the moments of greatest need.”
— Pope Francis, General Audience


  • PDF version of Pope Francis' new Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
  • Vatican's website for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. There you will find numerous articles, calendars of events going on around the world, and resources that you can use and then share with your family and friends.
  • Diocese of Charlotte's website for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In addition to links to resources from the Vatican, the Charlotte Diocese provides further, monthly catechesis that teaches the pillars of the Catholic faith while also highlighting the lives of many of the Church's saints who were holy witnesses to living out the virtues and the works of mercy.