A Year Of Mercy

What was the Year of Mercy?

  "Mercy gives rise to joy, because our hearts are opened to the hope of a new life." - Pope Francis

Pope Francis has long made mercy one of the primary focuses of his papacy.

The Catholic Church observed a Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016. Though the official Jubilee Year has come to a close, the work of mercy always continues. Please see the resources below which invite people to reflect on how they can show God’s mercy to others.


Jubilee Year of Mercy - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Year of Mercy page

Catholic Relief Services Resource page

Vatican Year of Mercy page