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Saint John of God Basilica, Jubilee Basilica in the Year of Mercy

St John of God Basilica has been declared a Jubilee Basilica in the Year of Mercy.

 The Archbishop of Granada has designated St John of God? Basilica as a Jubilee Basilica for the Year of Mercy following Pope Francis'? declaration of 2016 asthe ?Jubilee Year of Mercy?.

Under the theme ?Merciful like the Father ?the whole Universal Church has been invited to perform acts of mercy, and for the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God it is yet another opportunity to express the value of the merciful attitudes of its' Founder.

John of God chose to live a life of Mercy, shown towards his weakest and most vulnerable neighbours, and this is the reason why the Archbishop has designated the Basilica as a Jubilee Basilica for the Year of Mercy.

By happy coincidence, this is also the First Centenary of the Consecration of the Basilica, a gesture for which the Order has thanked the Church. And this is why the Order is inviting the whole Family of St John of God and anyone else who wishes to make a pilgrimage during this Jubilee Year to our Granada Basilica tocelebrate the feast of Mercy.

The Year of Mercy was inaugurated with the opening of the Holy Door in St Peter'?s Basilica in Rome on December 8, 2015, and will end on November 20, 2016. 



 

Has been declared a Jubilee Basilica in the Year of Mercy

 

TheArchbishop of Granada has designated St John of God?s Basilica as a JubileeBasilica for the Year of Mercy following Pope Francis? declaration of 2016 asthe ?Jubilee Year of Mercy?.

Underthe theme ?Merciful like the Father?the whole Universal Church has been invited to perform acts of mercy, and forthe Hospitaller of the Order of Saint John of God it is yet another opportunityto express the value of the merciful attitudes of its Founder.

Johnof God chose to live a life of Mercy, shown towards his weakest and mostvulnerable neighbours, and this is the reason why the Archbishop has designatedthe Basilica as a Jubilee Basilica for the Year of Mercy.

Byhappy coincidence, this is also the First Centenary of the Consecration of theBasilica, a gesture for which the Order has thanked the Church. And this is whythe Order is inviting the whole Family of St John of God and anyone else whowishes to make a pilgrimage during this Jubilee Year to our Granada Basilica tocelebrate the feast of Mercy.

TheYear of Mercy will be inaugurated with the opening of the Holy Door in StPeter?s Basilica in Rome on December 8, 2015, and will end on November 20, 2016. 



 

 

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