Tag: Holy Door

Newly engaged couple among local Holy Doors’ final pilgrims

Newly engaged couple among local Holy Doors’ final pilgrims

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hundreds filled the front steps of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Nov. 20 following Mass to witness the closing of the church’s Holy Doors, marking the end of the jubilee Year of Mercy. Among them were Jonathan Thompson and Julia Waletzko, who had held hands and grinned as they passed through the doors a final time. The pair, who met at the Basilica at a Bible study on Valentine’s Day, had gotten engaged just hours earlier.

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Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must “follow his way of tangible love,” Pope Francis said.

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Archbishop Hebda: Year of Mercy should promote existing avenues of mercy

Archbishop Hebda: Year of Mercy should promote existing avenues of mercy

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A day before the Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, Archbishop Bernard Hebda encouraged priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to follow Pope Francis’ directives not to begin new programs for the Holy Year, but rather to guide the faithful to existing “avenues of mercy.”

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Tear down this wall: Holy Year calls for human barriers to tumble down

Tear down this wall: Holy Year calls for human barriers to tumble down

| Carol Glatz | December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

For a spiritual leader who denounces a world divided by walls, a church shuttered by cliques and hearts hardened to compassion, opening wide the Holy Door for the Year of Mercy will be a significant and symbolic moment for Pope Francis.

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Year of Mercy prep: Basilica closes holy door

Year of Mercy prep: Basilica closes holy door

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The holy door will be closed so that it can be ceremoniously opened again as a sign that the Church is opening a year of consolation, pardon and hope.

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