Author: yearofmercy

Commandments & Conscience: Living Mercy

[spacer height="350px"]Commandments & ConscienceLiving Mercy[spacer height="200px"] [spacer height="15px"]The following is an excerpt from Msgr. Charles Pope’s article: Commandments are Cures for a Christian – A reflection on the First Reading of the Third Sunday in Lent, dated 10 March 2012.[spacer height="20px"]There is a tendency to reduce the Christian moral vision merely to a set of Read More …

Mercy Moments

[spacer height="20px"]Mercy MomentsDuring the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Catholic News Herald has produced a series of short video reflections with Fr. Patrick Winslow.Be sure to check CNH’s Youtube Channel for more videos of what’s happening in the Charlotte Diocese.   You can also view the entire playlist of Mercy Moments here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byRz1yFa6jc https://youtu.be/YJIUmFkbhl4 https://youtu.be/pTvTs25O6C0 https://youtu.be/ioopZu-_3BQ https://youtu.be/gxQ4Srhf3i8 Read More …

Jubilee History

List of jubilee years and their Popes: 1300: Boniface VIII 1350: Clement VI 1390: proclaimed by Urban VI, presided over by Boniface IX 1400: Boniface IX 1423: Martin V 1450: Nicholas V 1475: proclaimed by Paul II, presided over by Sixtus IV 1500: Alexander VI 1525: Clement VII 1550: proclaimed by Paul III, presided over Read More …

Monthly Catechesis

[spacer height="30px"]Our Monthly CatechesisWe hope you find these free resources useful for month-by-month catechesis. We will be adding to these resources throughout the year.  Each month-by-month catechesis will include references to the Lives of the Saints.The topics for the months are:•  January – July: Virtue, The Spiritual Works of Mercy, and The Corporal Works of Mercy• Read More …

Eucharistic Congress

[spacer height="100px"] The Eucharistic Congress Be merciful, just as your father is merciful (Luke 6:36).[spacer height="450px"] [spacer height="5px"]In the Eucharist we are strengthened to do the works of mercy. Use this time of the Jubilee to prepare for our Diocesan Eucharistic Congress.  This annual gathering allows us to give glory to God and to receive His Read More …

Other Events

Other Events in the Diocese   December 2015 Saturday, December 5, 2015 Advent Day of Recollection by Mrs. Julie McElmurry Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church December 12 – December 13, 2015 Advent Parish Mission: Healing the Family by Dr. Theresa Burke December 12 at 6:30pm – December 13 at 2:00pm Cathedral of St. Patrick Thursday, December Read More …

San Paolo Fuori le Mura Porta Santa

[spacer height="30px"][spacer height="30px"] [spacer height="30px"]The Holy Doors of St. Paul Outside the WallsErected in 2000, the Holy Door of St. Paul was sculpted by Enrico Manfrini.The Holy Door illustrates the theme of the Trinity. A Latin inscription at the bottom of the door reads: Ad sacram Pauli cunctis venientibus aedem – sit pacis donum perpetuoquoe salus. Read More …

San Giovanni in Laterano Porta Santa

[spacer height="30px"] [spacer height="30px"]The Holy Door of St. John LateranCrafted by Italian sculptor  Floriano Bodini, the Holy Door of St. John Lateran was erected in the Jubilee Year 2000.  The sculpture represents the Virgin with Child stretching out towards the cross.  The inscription, Christus heri hodie semper translates to “Christ yesterday, today, always.”[Reword, elaborate] Cast in bronze, the Read More …