On Sunday 13th December (Gaudete Sunday) the diocese was invited to enter into the joy of God’s presence with the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy within the diocese. Archbishop George opened the Door of Mercy at St. David’s Cathedral, whilst Abbot Paul Stoneham opened the Door of Mercy at Belmont Abbey.
Doors of Mercy were also opened at St. Mary’s Bridgend, St. Mary’s Merthyr Tydfil and St. Mary’s Newport following the Holy Father’s desire to make pilgrimage to a Holy Door more accessible and Holy Doors pop up outside of Rome for the first time in the history of Holy Years.
The year provides an extra opportunity of grace for the church both universal and local. May we all take advantage of the great grace made available to us all y our heavenly Father.