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The Jubilee celebration, an explanation.
The Year of our Lord Jesus
The Year of the Holy Spirit
The Year of God the Father
For The Great Jubilee Year 2000
Father asked for a New Evangelization to usher in the Great Jubilee Year
2000, the 2000th birthday of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our
Bishops entrusted the New Evangelization to Our Lady of Guadalupe. They
said, "We entrust our commitment to giving birth with new fervor to
the life of the gospel in our hemisphere, to Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Patroness of the Americas. She truly was the first Christ-bearer; by her
maternal intercession, may her faithful sons and daughters be renewed and
discover afresh the joy and splendor and promise of bearing bearers of the
Our Lady of
Guadalupe told Father Gobbi of the Marian Movement of Priests,
great victory against all the Masonic and Satanic forces will begin from
here (the Basilica Shrine), for the greatest triumph of my Son Jesus. I
confirm to you that by the Great Jubilee Year 2000, there will take place
the Triumph of my Immaculate Heart, of which I foretold you at Fatima, and
this will come to pass with the return of Jesus in glory, to establish His
Reign in the world."
May we walk
in step with the Holy Father on Our Lady of Guadalupe's path toward the
Great Jubilee Year 2000!
Celebrating His Birth and Message
In the words
of Pope John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter Tertio Millennio Adveniente:
Jubilee speaks of joy, not just an inner joy, but a jubilation which is
manifested outwardly, for the coming of God is also an outward, visible,
audible and tangible event.... the year 2000 will be celebrated as the
Great Jubilee).... a commitment to justice and peace in a world like ours,
marked by so many conflicts and intolerable social and economic
inequalities, is a necessary condition for the preparation and celebration
of the jubilee. Thus, in the spirit of the book of Leviticus (25:8-12),
Christians will have to raise their voice on behalf of all the poor of the
world, proposing the jubilee as an appropriate time to give thought, among
other things, to reducing substantially, if not canceling outright, the
international debt which seriously threatens the future of many nations.
The Jubilee Logo
of the Universal Church
sphere formed by black capitals letters which read "Jubilaeum A.D.
2000", on a background of a blue circle, representing the earth,
there is a cross sustaining humanity on the five continents represented by
five doves of different colors. The cross is made up of the same colors as
the doves to indicate the mystery of the Incarnation: Christ takes on our
human condition, "becoming like us". God enters the history of
humanity, redeeming it. A point of light coming from the center of the
Cross reminds us that Christ is the light of the world, He is the Savior
and He never changes as indicated by the four Latin words "Christ,
yesterday, today, forever" within the blue globe. The circle formed
by the five continents recalls the spirit of solidarity with which the
Church desires to celebrate the Jubilee. The bright colors, green,
yellow, amber, blue and grey forming a harmonious whole, indicate the joy
and peace proper to the Jubilee celebrations.
The logo was
designed by Emanuela Rocchi, a 22 year-old art student enrolled at the
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato and a committed member of
Catholic Action since she was a child. She comes from Umbria, the
beautiful region of Italy that claims Saints Clare and Francis of Assisi.
JUBILEE 2000 PRAYER
most welcome guest of our hearts, reveal to us the profound meaning of the
Great Jubilee and prepare our hearts to celebrate it with faith, in the
hope which does not disappoint, in the love which seeks nothing in return.
truth, you who search the depths of God, memory and prophecy in the
Church, lead mankind to recognize in Jesus of Nazareth the Lord of glory,
the Savior of the world, the supreme fulfillment of history.
of love and peace!
Spirit, hidden builder of the Kingdom, by the power of your saints guide
the Church to cross with courage the threshold of the new millennium and
to carry to the coming generations the light of the Word who brings
holiness, divine breath which moves the universe, come and renew the face
of the earth. Awaken in Christians a desire for full unity, that they may
be for the world an effective sign and instrument of intimate union with
God and of the unity of the whole human race.
of love and peace!
communion, soul and strength of the Church, grant that wealth of charisms
and ministries may contribute to the unity of the Body of Christ; grant
that laity, consecrated persons and ordained ministers may work together
in harmony to build the one Kingdom of God.
consolation, unfailing source of joy and peace, inspire solidarity with
the poor, grant the sick the strength they need, pour our trust and hope
upon those experiencing trials, awaken in all hearts a commitment to a
of love and peace!
wisdom, inspiration of minds and hearts, direct science and technology to
the service of life, justice and peace. Render fruitful our dialogue with
the followers of other religions, lead the different cultures to
appreciate the values of the Gospel.
life, by whose power the Word was made flesh in the womb of the Virgin
Mary, the woman of attentive silence, make us docile to the promptings of
your love and ever ready to accept the signs of the times which you place
along the paths of history.
of love and peace!
Prayer (Brother Barry Donaghue, cfc)
your whole life was a jubilee, bringing reconciliation and healing through
the living water of love which leads to justice, leads to peace.
At this time of Jubilee, may we live your compassion for those who are oppressed, walking with you from Galilee to Jerusalem to challenge the structures of fear. Amen.