Jubilee of Mercy – Information

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Meditation Booklets

The Tax Collector Tax Collecter & Pharisee Booklet
Jesus the True Vine Jesus the True Vine
The Barren Fig Tree Barren Figtree Booklet
The Good Samaritan Good Samaritan Booklet
The Good Shepherd Good Shepherd Booklet
The Landowner and the Labourers The Vinegrower (Landowner & Labourers) Booklet
The Loving Father Prodigal Son (Loving Son) Booklet
The Rich Man and Poor Lazarus The Rich Man & Poor Lazarus Booklet
The Rich Young Man Rich Young Man Booklet
The Sower The Sower Booklet


June issue focuses on ‘The Stranger, The Pilgrim’ 

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Year of Mercy Logo – what does it mean?

The logo and the motto together provide a fitting summary of what the Jubilee Year is all about. The motto Merciful Like the Father (taken from the Gospel of Luke, 6:36) serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure (cfr. Lk 6:37-38). The logo – the work of Jesuit Father Marko I. Rupnik – presents a small summa theologiae of the theme of mercy. In fact, it represents an image quite important to the early Church: that of the Son having taken upon his shoulders the lost soul demonstrating that it is the love of Christ that brings to completion the mystery of his incarnation culminating in redemption. The logo has been designed in such a way so as to express the profound way in which the Good Shepherd touches the flesh of humanity and does so with a love with the power to change one’s life. One particular feature worthy of note is that while the Good Shepherd, in his great mercy, takes humanity upon himself, his eyes are merged with those of man. Christ sees with the eyes of Adam, and Adam with the eyes of Christ. Every person discovers in Christ, the new Adam, one’s own humanity and the future that lies ahead, contemplating, in his gaze, the love of the Father.Year of Mercy Logo

The scene is captured within the so called mandorla (the shape of an almond), a figure quite important in early and medieval iconography, for it calls to mind the two natures of Christ, divine and human. The three concentric ovals, with colors progressively lighter as we move outward, suggest the movement of Christ who carries humanity out of the night of sin and death. Conversely, the depth of the darker color suggests the impenetrability of the love of the Father who forgives all.


Works of Mercy – what do they mean for you?

The Corporal Works of Mercy The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead

Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful

Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead

Please click on the document below to see the entire Bull of Indiction:

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More information on the Jubilee Year of Mercy can be found at the Diocesan Website www.pndiocese.org.nz/mercy