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Year of Mercy Pilgrimage

Diocese of Cleveland

Year of Mercy Pilgrimage

Bishop Richard Lennon invites everyone in the Diocese to participate in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy by joining together in Pilgrimage to the Diocese of Cleveland Holy Doors, and in engaging in the CFinal DOC-VECTOR - Jubilee Mercy Logoorporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy throughout the community.

To make the Pilgrimage, the faithful are invited to visit one or both of the two Holy Doors in our diocese, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and at Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine. The faithful are also invited to participate in the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, and to reflect on their time doing so by journaling in their Passports. Those who wish may reflect on their time on Pilgrimage or as Workers of Mercy on social media, with the hashtag #YearofMercyCLE.

For Passports and Parish Resources click here.


More resources for the Year of Mercy can be found on the Diocese of Cleveland Website.


Pilgrimage for the Year of Mercy


Also here is the Pilgrimage from the USCCB for the Year of Mercy:USCCB Year of Mercy Logo

When we think about pilgrimages, we probably think about medieval people walking great distances to awe-inspiring churches. Yet, Pope Francis describes what is at the heart of pilgrimage and encourages us to each make one during this Jubilee of Mercy. He writes that “life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim traveling along the road, making his way to the desired destination” (MV, no. 14). Pope Francis encourages each of us to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Door in our diocese some time during this Jubilee of Mercy. Being committed to the journey of pilgrimage helps us focus our attention on our spiritual journey and walk closer with God. Similarly, our daily journey to live out the mercy of God “is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice” (MV, no. 14).

  1. With your family or a parish group, plan a pilgrimage to the Holy Door within your diocese for some time during this year.
  2. Each day, give yourself one small goal of mercy, compassion, and love to journey toward—for example, being kind to a difficult coworker—so that, by those actions, you are able to walk closer to God on the pilgrimage of Christian life.
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