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Jubilee of Mercy at CRRA: Welcome!


"Be merciful, just as...your Father is merciful." (Luke 6:36, New American Bible, Revised Edition)


On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis declared the coming year to be a special Holy Year of Mercy. It is a time for believers to seek the mercy of God, and then to show the mercy of God.

This guide is designed to point researchers and the curious to a wide range of materials about the Holy Year, mercy, and related concepts that are available in the Catholic Portal, or electronically from CRRA member institutions, or on the Internet.

What is a Holy Year?

Definition from the Catholic Encyclopedia

What is the Holy Door?

Definition from Catholic Straight Answers

What are "Works of Mercy"?

Definition from the Catholic Encyclopedia

What are Indulgences?

Definition from the Catholic Encyclopedia

Comments and Suggestions

If you have comments or suggestions that will help make this guide more useful, please email them to Ted Bergfelt, Chair, CRRA Subject Guides Subcommittee, using the following link: Send Email