Jubilee 2015 – Rome Extraordinary Holy Year Pope Francis – Tour in Rome

Jubilee 2015 – Rome Extraordinary Holy Year Pope Francis – Tour in Rome

- Jubilee 2015 – Rome Extraordinary Holy Year Pope Francis – Tour in Rome

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Jubilee 2015 – Holy Year – Pope Francis announced extraordinary Jubilee Year to 2015-2016

 Pope Francis I° (Papa Francesco) announced the special Jubilee Year to start in December 8th.

This is an extraordinary event considering that it is only the 26th Jubilee of Christian history.

The Jubilee 2015/2016 will start on December 8, when it will open the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome formalizing the beginning of the Holy Year.

Holy Year Pope Francis announced and that all Christianity is preparing to celebrate the Jubilee 2015 .

Surprisingly, Pope Francis has announced the extraordinary Holy Year, Jubilee 2015, during an evening Mass on Friday in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican.

The extraordinary Jubilee 2015 and the opening Holy Door 2015/2016 is the ‘Jubilee of Mercy’. It will commence on December 8th 2015 with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica on the day of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2015 and it will end on November 20th, 2016 on the day of Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. At the start of the new year, the Holy Father had stated: ‘This is the time of mercy. It is important that the lay faithful live it and bring it into different social environments. Go forth!’

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Jubilee 2015 – Holy Year – Pope Francis announced extraordinary Jubilee Year to 2015-2016

After the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica on the following days, will be opened the Holy Doors of the seven other Jubilee 2015 basilicas of Rome: 

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015
    It will be opened the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Sunday, December 13, 2015
    It will be opened the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran and in the Cathedrals of all world. 
  • Friday, January 1, 2016
    It will be opened the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major. 
  • Monday, January 25, 2016
    It will be opened the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.
     Full program an main celebration of the extraordinary Jubilee Year to 2015-2016
  • December 8, 2015
    Celebration of the  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
    Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • December 13, 2015
    Celebration of the III Sunday of Advent
    Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran and in the Cathedrals of the world.
  • January 1, 2016
    The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
    Celebration of the World Day for Peace.
    Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.
  • January 19, – January 21, 2016
    The Jubilee for the clergy, religious and lay faithful working in Sanctuaries and Shrines.
  • January 25, 2016
    Celebration of the  Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
    Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.
    “Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
  • February 2, 2016
    The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the Day for Consecrated Life
    Jubilee for Consecrated Life and the closing of the Year for Consecrated Life.
  • February 10, 2016
    Celebration of the Ash Wednesday
    Sending forth of the Missionaries of Mercy, St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • February 22, 2016
    Celebration of the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
     The Jubilee for the Roman Curia
    The “Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
  •  March 4, March 5, 2016
    The “24 Hours for the Lord” with a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica on the afternoon of March 4.
  • March 20, 2016
    Celebration of the Palm Sunday
    Celebration of the  diocesan day for youth in Rome.
    The “Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
  • April 3, 2016
    Celebration of the  Divine Mercy Sunday
    The Jubilee for those who are devoted to the spirituality of Divine Mercy.
  • April 24, 2016
    Celebration of the  V° Sunday of Easter
    Jubilee for young boys and girls (ages 13 – 16). To profess the faith and construct a culture of mercy.
    The “Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
  • May 29, 2016
    The Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Italy
    The Jubilee for deacons.
  • June 3, 2016
    Celebration of the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
    Jubilee for priests.
    Celebration of the 160 years since the introduction of the Feast by Pius IX in 1856.
  • June 12, 2016
    XI Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Jubilee for those who are ill and for persons with disabilities.
    “Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
     July 26 , July 31, 2016
    To conclude on the XVIII Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Jubilee for young people.
    Celebration of the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.
  • September 4, 2016
    Celebration of the XXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Celebration of the Memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta – September
    Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy
  • September 25, 2016
    Celebration of the XXVI Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Jubilee for catechists
  • October 8, October 9, 2016
    Saturday and Sunday after the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
    Celebration of the Marian Jubilee
  • November 1, 2016
    Celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints
    Holy Mass celebrated by the Holy Father in memory of the faithful departed.
  • November 6, 2016
    Celebration of the XXXII Sunday of Ordinary Time
    In St. Peters Basilica, the Jubilee for prisoners.
  • November 13, 2016
    Celebration of the XXXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Closing of the Holy Doors in the Basilicas of Rome and in the Dioceses of the world.
  • November 20, 2016
    Celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
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    Jubilee 2015 – Holy Year – Pope Francis announced extraordinary Jubilee Year to 2015-2016

    Closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica and the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy.

In  August 1294, Pope Celestine V° issued a papal edict guaranteeing a plenary and universal indulgence. This is in the story, the first Jubilee in occasion of which was opened the Holy Door of the Basilica of Collemaggio (Aquila). In occasion of this Jubilee, the so-called Edict of Forgiveness, was possible to obtain forgiveness entering the basilica through the Holy Door, being repented and confessed.

Pope Boniface VIII, introduced the Holy Year in 1300, and this can be considered the first official Jubilee in history.

In the Hebrew tradition, the Jubilee Year is celebrated every 50 years, was meant to restore equality among all of the Israelites, the families which had lost their property, their freedom and a reminder for the rich who once were slaves.The  ‘Justice, according to the Law of Israel, consisted above all in the protection of the weak’ (St. John Paul II, Tertio millenio adveniente 13).

The Catholic tradition of the Holy Year began with Pope Boniface VIII in 1300. Originally Boniface VIII° had planned a Jubilee every century, but from 1475 onwards, to allow each generation to experience at least one Holy Year – the  Jubilee was to be celebrated every 25 years.

An Extraordinary Jubilee may be announced  for special occasions or a particular event.

Until now 26 Jubilees ordinary have been celebrated and 3 Jubilees (Holy Year) extraordinary Holy Years, which were celebrated during the previous century.

All is concentrated to an indulgence, a general pardon for all, and the chance to renew one’s relationship with God and neighbour, a renewed commitment to Christian witness.

Pope Francis, with this Jubilee, the Jubilee of Mercy, He wants to highlight  the merciful God who invites everyone to return to Him.

Jubilee 2015 of the four patriarchal basilicas

Jubilee 2015 Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican Jubilee 2015

Jubilee 2015 Basilica of Saint John in the Lateran Jubilee 2015

Jubilee 2015 Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Jubilee 2015

 

Jubilee 2015 Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls Jubilee 2015

 

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