On Sunday, April 3, the Universal Church celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday. Here in Jacmel, we, too, wanted to enter into this holy day of grace and mercy to listen to the words of our Holy Father who invites all in the world to make a pilgrimage of mercy to a designated Church in the diocese. After Mass today, we went to the Immaculate Conception Church in Zoranje, which has been designated by our Diocese to be the Holy Door of Mercy.
“The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a pilgrim traveling along the road, making his way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach the Holy Door in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion: by crossing the threshold of the Holy Door, we will find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us.” No. 14 Misericordiae Vultus, BULL OF INDICTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY
Be assured that we carried each of you in our hearts and remembered you in our prayers.