Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Jubilee Year of Mercy

Two basic sources of
information about this Jubilee Year (8 December 2015 – 29 November 2016) may be found at
As we have previously reported at http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2015/07/venerable-matt-talbot-missionary-of.html, Archbishop Eamon Martin stated the following in a homily earlier this year:
”I think of the Venerable Matt Talbot who recognised his weakness and then quietly undertook daily sacrifice and penance while reaching out humbly in love and charity to others. In preparation for the Jubilee Year of Mercy Pope Francis has been speaking about the need for “missionaries of mercy” in the world. Last Advent he said “there is a need for people who are witnesses of the mercy and tenderness of the Lord, which shakes up those who are resigned, revives the discouraged, (and) ignites the fire of hope.” Matt Talbot was such a “missionary of mercy.”

The archbishop also stated, “I would like to thank God today for the many missionaries of mercy around this country who unselfishly reach out to help those who are addicted by offering prayer, providing counselling and therapy, recovery programmes and pathways of mentoring and support for addicts and their families.”
Are you a missionary of mercy?