Mercy series: Witnesses of a living story - Nazareth
30 December 2015
Here, in Nazareth, we begin the Holy Year with the opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of the Annunciation.
“She is an open door to heaven.” The phrase comes from a prayer written in the fifteenth century, the Rite of the Immaculate Conception, that reveals two facts to us: one that takes place here, and the other that already happened at the exact place where we stand today at the Basilica of the Annunciation.
The first event that takes place here in 2015, on December 8, is that we begin the holy year of mercy with the opening, on this occasion, of a door, the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, and, starting with the third Sunday of Advent, the opening of the other holy doors in [...]