Lataste Holy Door of Mercy
The beginning of the Jubilee Year is always solemnly marked by the opening of a Holy Door by the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. However, for this Jubilee of Mercy Pope Francis also wanted a Door of Mercy in each diocese so that everyone throughout the world may be able to celebrate the Jubilee.
Of importance to us, the Holy Father has designated the door to the chapel of this Bethany Community’s hero, Blessed Father Jean-Joseph Lastaste, the Apostle of Prisons. His chapel in France is designated as a “Door of Mercy.” How appropriate, for our spiritual father!