"Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy. It is journey that begins with a spiritual conversion.
For this reason, I have decided to call an extraordinary Jubilee that is to have the mercy of God at its center. It shall be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live this Year in the light of the Lord's words: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (cf. Lk 6:36) ...
Bishop Brendan has a short reflection and word to say about the day which can be seen on the Diocese of Limerick Facebook page.
The webpage of dedicated to items relating to the Jubilee Year of Mercy for Limerick diocese is available HERE which includes Bishop Brendan's pastoral letter on the Year of Mercy as well as his letter on the 50th anniversary of the end of Vatican Council II.
UPDATE: Photo gallery of the opening of the Holy Door HERE.