25 Jul Closing Ceremonies of the Eighth Centenary of the Pardon of Assisi 2017
The Solemnity of the Pardon of Assisi is coming soon. A Feast Day that attracts many pilgrims, young and old, every year to the Portiuncola: the “Door to Mercy” that is always open to those who are not tired of receiving it and through which they can find their own path to holiness.
This year’s celebration will be particularly solemn because it will coincide with the closure of the 8th Centenary of the Pardon of Assisi, a jubilee inaugurated on August 2 by Card. Gualtiero Bassetti and honoured by the private pilgrimage of Pope Francis to the Portiuncola two days later, on 4 August 2016.
The solemn celebration of the Closing of the Jubilee of Pardon of Assisi, is to be held at 11.00 a.m. on 2 August 2017, presided over by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State to His Holiness, which will be broadcast live by Padre Pio TV (to be found on National digital terrestrial channel 145 and the free Tivùsat provider at channel 445), and transmitted worldwide thanks to the broadcaster Maria Vision Italia.
Another special feature of this year is the emphasis on the common bond which links the whole Franciscan family to a feast, which was the product of the genial intuition of our Founder, Francis of Assisi. There will be a Triduum of Preparation preached by the General Ministers of the three male Orders (for the Friars Minor Capuchins their Vicar General will preside). This sharing is in perfect harmony with the journey begun by the Franciscan Families and culminating in the celebration of an all-inclusive Chapter – Capitolo generalissimo – celebrated together.
For the Program (in Italian): http://www.assisiofm.it/il-perdono-di-assisi-2017-73517-1.html