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Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks Philippians 4:4-7

Philippians 4:4-7

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again:
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again:

rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks  Rejoice! The Lord is asking Couples for Christ to be joyful

Rejoice!

The Lord is asking Couples for Christ to be joyful always because He has already bought salvation with His blood. He is asking everyone to continually count their blessings, to always look only at the positive, think good of others and contribute to making the world a better place.

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks  Pray. He is also asking the global CFC family to pray

Pray.

He is also asking the global CFC family to pray more intensely than before because of the many challenges and attacks that each member, as individuals, as couples, as families, face at this time.

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks

 Give Thanks.
 Give Thanks.

And He is asking all to always give thanks for everything – for triumphs, joys, blessings, and even for trials, difficulties and defeats.

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks  This is not a new admonition, because this is exactly how

This is not a new admonition, because this is exactly how each member of CFC, as Christians, should live their lives. But it is a very timely reminder that CFC can face all the difficulties of their lives and their times if each one commits to indeed Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks.

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Video Pope Francis Minute Explains: The Year of Mercy

Pope Francis Minute Explains: The Year of Mercy

Pilgrimage Schedule

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True Meaning and Significance of the Jubilee of Mercy

True Meaning and Significance of the Jubilee of Mercy  For Pope Francis, the Extraordinary Jubilee

For Pope Francis, the Extraordinary Jubilee Mercy breaks the previous cycles of every 25 years and occurs fifteen years after the Great Jubilee of the year 2000.

Pope Francis has invited the entire Catholic church to refashion itself as a place not of judgment or condemnation but of pardon and merciful love.

True Meaning and Significance of the Jubilee of Mercy

True Meaning and Significance of the Jubilee of Mercy  The Church is called to follow

The Church is called to follow the example of Jesus who explains in many passages of the Gospel that he comes in search of sinners, of the lost sheep, to heal the sick, to free prisoners.

In this way he reveals the authentic face of God, His and our Father “rich in mercy”.

Signs and Symbols of Jubilee Years

Signs and Symbols of Jubilee Years  Three main signs have been traditionally used for Jubilees:

Three main signs have been traditionally used for Jubilees:

– pilgrimage – the Holy Door – the indulgence

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage A pilgrimage is an ancient symbol of Christian life. We proceed from a mystery, God,

A pilgrimage is an ancient symbol of Christian life.

We proceed from a mystery, God, and we on our way towards a mystery, God. Along our journey we are accompanied and illuminated by Christ: I am the way…

I am the light.

Holy Door

Holy Door The Holy Door in the Basilicas or Holy Places represents the pilgrim’s destination. The

The Holy Door in the Basilicas or Holy Places represents the pilgrim’s destination. The church is a sign of the House of God, of the promised Kingdom where God is ready as Father to welcome all his children, who through Christ and the power of the Spirit, and in the company of Mary, are walking towards Him.

Holy Door

Holy Door Pope Francis hopes that with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s

Pope Francis hopes that with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, and the doors of Churches throughout the world, the door “will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instills hope.”

Indulgence

Indulgence The indulgence discloses the fullness of the Father’s mercy who offers everyone his love, expressed

The indulgence discloses the fullness of the Father’s mercy who offers everyone his love, expressed primarily in the forgiveness of sin”.

With the indulgence, the repentant sinner receives a remission of the temporal punishment due for the sins already forgiven as regards the fault”

It is an expression of the total gift of mercy from God.

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Video Jubilee of Mercy Overview

Jubilee of Mercy Overview

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew

from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,

the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:

“If you knew the gift of God!”

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of

You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:

let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified. You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:

let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession

We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy;

you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.