The Jubilee Year of Mercy is officially over, but our celebration of mercy continues, year in, year out. We formally closed the Year in our parish with the celebration of individual Confession and Absolution. In a simple but moving manner, hundreds of our parishioners came forward to ask for God’s forgiveness — and received absolution and forgiveness from the Lord. This is but one of the fruits from this special year.
I have just read an excellent reflection by a journalist on the Year of Mercy, which I share here. (thank you, Gerry, for the link).