LA PORTE SAINTE

The sign of the Holy Door, so outstanding a sign of the Jubilee, evokes the passage from sin to grace which every Christian is called to accomplish. More…

JUBILÉ VIRTUEL 2016

Editorial

Certificate of Participation

People from all around the world can also participate to the Jubilee 2016 virtually and they will be given a Virtual Participation Certificate. We understand that some pilgrims will be unable to make the trip to Rome to participate to the Jubilee, for this reason The-Jubilee2016.com has therefore instituted a Virtual Participation Certificate to allow people from all around the world similar opportunities as regular pilgrims. More…

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L’ANNÉE SAINTE

In the Roman Catholic tradition, a Holy Year, or Jubilee is a great religious event. It is a year of forgiveness of sins and also the punishment due to sin, it is a year of reconciliation between adversaries, of conversion and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and consequently of solidarity, hope, justice, commitment to serve God with joy and in peace with our brothers and sisters. A Jubilee year is above all the year of Christ, who brings life and grace to humanity …

Mobilier Jardin

HISTOIRE DU JUBILÉ

The first Jubilee was proclaimed in 1300 by Pope Boniface VII, a member of the noble Caetani family, with the Bull "Antiquorum Habet Fida Relatio". Throughout Christendom there was great suffering caused by wars and diseases: among the people there was a great desire to return to a more holy way of living. So with great faith the Christians determined to travel on foot to Rome to pray at the tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul and to receive the Pope's blessing, in order to obtain the grace and strength to carry on. They came in at Christmas in 1299 …

LA PORTE SAINTE

According to the description given in 1450 by Giovanni Ruccellai of Viterbo, it was Pope Martin V who in 1423, at the Basilica of Saint John in the Lateran, opened the Holy Door for the first time in the history of the Jubilee. In those days, Holy Years were celebrated every 33 years …

VATICAN ART

The Vatican Museums originated as a group of sculptures collected by Pope Julius II (1503-1513) and placed in what today is the “Cortile Ottagono” within the museum complex. The popes were among the first sovereigns who opened the art collections of their palaces to the public thus promoting knowledge of art history and culture …

JUBILÉ VIRTUEL

Rome is to celebrate the Jubilee. On the Internet, The-Jubilee2016.com is the right place for those looking for a new “Road Francigena” where the incoming Jubilee has already arrived …

ACTUALITÉ

AROUND MERCY

What changes the world

A Holy Year dedicated to mercy. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that the entire programme of Pope Francis’ pontificate has revolved around mercy. Even if the Jubilee Year was announced rather suddenly, it should come as no surprise. It was announced on the anniversary of Jorge Mario Borgoglio’s election to the See of Peter. In many respects, his proclamation of an extraordinary Holy Year simply reaffirms what Francis wrote in his programmatic document Evangelii Gaudium. More…

RÉFLEXIONS

DANTE ALIGHIERI

The poet of theologians

Paul VI used to celebrate Dante as the poet of theologians and the theologian of poets, a “master of exalted lyricism” insofar as his subtlety of mind renders him a sharp theologian, the perfect guide within the sanctuary of poetry. A clear sign of Paul VI’s passion for Dante is the gift he gave to the conciliar Fathers at Vatican II: a special edition of the Divine Comedy. More…

À LA UNE

POPE FRANCIS

The first Pope of the Americas

The first Pope of the Americas Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina. The former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, a prominent figure throughout the continent, yet remains a simple pastor who is deeply loved by his diocese, throughout which he has travelled extensively during the 15 years of his episcopal ministry. “My people are poor and I am one of them”, he has said more than once, explaining his decision to live in an apartment and cook his own supper. He has always advised his priests to show mercy and apostolic courage and to keep their doors open to everyone. The worst thing that could happen to the Church, he has said on various occasions, “is what the French theologian Henri-Marie de Lubac called spiritual worldliness”, which means, “being self-centred”. And when he speaks of social justice, he calls people first of all to pick up the Catechism, to rediscover the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes. His project is simple: if you follow Christ, you understand that trampling upon a person’s dignity is a serious sin. More…