Jesuit Father Marko I. Rupnik’s striking logo for the Jubilee Year of Mercy is now available as a lapel pin, thanks to a touching gesture of generosity by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation in Rome. In response to a request to use the logo for a series of lapel pins, and ‘in a spirit of ecumenical fraternity’, the Archbishop has granted permission for the logo’s use as part of an Anglican fundraising effort to further the Jubilee aim of showing and sharing the merciful love of God.

The pins are available to parishes and other groups in sets of 20, at a cost of £40 per set (inclusive of postage and packing). At least 75% of the money raised will in turn be donated for the work of the Schools Department at The Shrine of

Our Lady of Walsingham, as instruction in the Christian Faith is one of the seven spiritual works of mercy. Walsingham is somewhere dear to many Anglicans and Roman Catholics alike, and a place of gracious ecumenical encounter. The Jubilee message of mercy will feature prominently in next year’s pilgrimage season. The Bishops of The Society have likewise given their endorsement to this project, and sets of pins will hopefully be available for sale at Society events. Please consider supporting this appeal as a means of prayerfully entering into the spirit of the Jubilee Year, which begins on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December 2015.

To order one or more sets of pins, please e-mail Fr Richard Norman SSC via ND