Recalling My Year of Mercy: Visiting the Sick

by AnnaMarie Prono REFLECTING ON THE past Holy Year of Mercy, I recall my visits to holy sites and walking through the Doors of Mercy. I was fortunate in that I traveled to Fatima, a wonderful pilgrimage destination. Locally, I ventured out to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Manorville, L.I., Graymoor and St. Patrick’s Cathedral were two other special places I visited.

Diocese on Pilgrimage

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is leading the diocese’s Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and the Holy Land. Above, the group poses for a photo in Assisi.

Pope Makes ‘Mercy Friday’ Visit to Rescued Women

Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to a community helping 20 young women get their lives back together after being rescued from prostitution.

Prayer, Service Help Queens’ Youth Prepare for WYD

Young people from St. Bartholomew Church, Elmhurst, spent a weekend retreat focused on being Christ to others in preparation for this year’s World Youth Day in Poland. The young adults – who are part of the 400 pilgrims from the Diocese of Brooklyn going to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow July 26-31 – are preparing their hearts through service and prayer.

Pilgrimage of Mercy in Astoria

Immaculate Conception parish, Astoria, conducted a Pilgrimage of Mercy in accordance with the Pope’s Jubilee year of Mercy on Saturday, June 11.

Woodside Pilgrims Visit Holy Doors

Four buses of pilgrims from St. Sebastian Church visited the six Holy Doors for the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Brooklyn and Queens.

Tablet Wins 11 Press Awards

The Tablet captured three first-place prizes and five second-place awards in the national competition among diocesan newspaper with a circulation of 25,000 or more.