Yesterday, “the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, also marked the conclusion of the Year of Faith opened by Pope Benedict XVI, to whom our thoughts now turn with affection and gratitude for this gift which he has given us. By this providential initiative, he gave us an opportunity to rediscover the beauty of the journey of faith begun on the day of our Baptism, which made us children of God and brothers and sisters in the Church. A journey which has as its ultimate end our full encounter with God, and throughout which the Holy Spirit purifies us, lifts us up and sanctifies us, so that we may enter into the happiness for which our hearts long.” (Pope Francis’ homily at the Closing Mass for the Year of Faith held in St. Peter’s Square)
We attended the Closing of the Year of Faith and the Feast of Christ the King here in Jacmel at Sts. James and Philip Cathedral with our Bishop Launay Saturne.