Year of Mercy: 24 Hours for the Lord

Confession with Pope FrancisThis weekend sees a worldwide celebration which is an integral part of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy.
24 Hours for the Lord will run from Friday 4th to Saturday 5th March. Read more about it here.
In his Message for Lent 2016, Pope Francis, wrote: ‘By calling for an attentive listening to the word of God and encouraging the initiative “24 Hours for the Lord”, I sought to stress the primacy of prayerful listening to God’s word, especially his prophetic word. The mercy of God is a proclamation made to the world, a proclamation which each Christian is called to experience at first hand.’ He added: ‘Mercy “expresses God’s way of reaching out to the sinner, offering him a new chance to look at himself, convert, and believe” (Misericordiae Vultus, 21), thus restoring his relationship with him. In Jesus crucified, God shows his desire to draw near to sinners, however far they may have strayed from him.’

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is also offering a resource area about Confession, which includes information, prayers, video testimonies, stories, downloadable posters, invitation cards and more.

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