The Mount of Divine Mercy in Sunol celebrated its 25th anniversary in this year’s Jubilee Year of Mercy last July 16, 2016.
Celebrating a jubilee year every 50 years was an ancient Hebrew custom. It was a year of rest and restoration, when captives were set free, debts were paid, and land was not sown or harvested.
But there is also a Catholic tradition of proclaiming an “extraordinary jubilee” outside the 25 year cycle. There is a tremendous need for mercy in our world today.
The Jubilee Of Mercy is being celebrated between December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016.