|Pope Francis opens the Jubilee Door of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome (see Traces magazine HERE)|
in the light of God’s love and forgiveness.
Were sin the only thing that mattered,
we would be the most desperate of creatures.
But the promised triumph of Christ’s love enfolds everything in the Father’s mercy....
The Immaculate Virgin stands before us
as a privileged witness of this promise
and its fulfillment."
~Pope Francis (Angelus for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy, December 8, 2015)