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The Vatican Holy Doors ~ According to the description given in 1450 by Giovanni Ruccellai of Viterbo, it was Pope Martin V who in 1423, at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, opened the Holy Door for the first time in the history of the Jubilee. In those days, Holy Years were celebrated every 33 years. In the Vatican Basilica the opening of the Holy Door is first mentioned at Christmas 1499.

A pair of bronze doors divided into sixteen panels containing reliefs depicting scenes mainly from the life of Jesus and stories that he told.

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Pope Francis opening the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica to open the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Learn more about the Holy Doors and the Jubilee at the link.

As the Year of Mercy begins, here is your primer on everything you should know to fully celebrate this special event in the life of the Church.

Everything You Need to Know about the Holy Year of Mercy

As the Year of Mercy begins, here is your primer on everything you should know to fully celebrate this special event in the life of the Church. - - wow this really is just about everything you need to know - and not as long winded as I would explain it!

Old Door. Color & Texture

Can't help but post this door, it is so intriguing this abriendo-puertas: Venice, Italy. By Javier Corbo. A must see on a dream vacation

Chrysler Building Elevator door, New York City - 1930 - Architect: William Van Alen - Style: Art Deco by elvira

mote-historie: “ Art Deco Elevator Door 1930 The Chrysler Building, NYC Designed by architect William Van Alen for a project of Walter P.

Wonder why we're losing the next generation? The answer may be found within the four walls of the church. Check out this article, "Stop Running Them Off!"

Wonder why we're losing the next generation? The answer may be found within the four walls of the church. Check out this article, "Stop Running Them Off!

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Italian Adventure Day 15: Touring Vatican City & Saint Peter's Basilica

Italian Adventure Day 15: Touring Vatican City & Saint Peter's Basilica

The Vatican Museum Ceiling. It appears to be 3 dimensional but is actually a flat painting.

The Vatican Museum Ceiling. It appears to be 3 dimensional but is actually a flat painting.

Cumbria, UK.

Cumbria, UK.

Emmaus Disciple with Jesus Musei Vaticani Sala degli Arazzi - Roma   #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

Emmaus Disciple with Jesus Musei Vaticani Sala degli Arazzi - Roma

On Sunday Pope Francis announced that he will jump-start the Jubilee of Mercy by opening the diocese of Bangui’s Holy Door while in the Central African Republic, as a sign of prayer and solidarity for the war-torn nation.

Pope Francis' schedule for the Jubilee of Mercy - Global Church news and views

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