The Holy See granted a Jubilee Year to the Hermandad of the Macarena
On 27 November, the Cardinal Monteiro de Castro, Major Penitentiary of the Vatican, awarded by order of SS Benedict XVI to the Brotherhood of the Macarena a Jubilee to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of Hope Macarena.
Macareno Jubilee Year will begin on June 1, 2013 and end on June 1 next year, may get a plenary indulgence on the usual conditions all the faithful who visit on pilgrimage during this period of time the Basilica of the Macarena. The original document can be seen at this link, and its translation.
The Governing Board approved Officers Cabildo held in the month of April 2011 order granting this Jubilee, which were transmitted the contents of this agreement in the summer of that year to our Archbishop, the Hon. and Rt. Mr. D. Juan Jose Asenjo Pelegrina, who own the initiative welcoming as issued to the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See, offering a new show of affection and closeness to our brotherhood so again we show our appreciation, esteem and respect.
The Governing Board also wants to convey his appreciation for the grace granted to the Cardinal Brotherhood Monteiro de Castro, who has already had the opportunity to visit the Basilica and pray to the plants of the Blessed Virgin of Hope in May 2000 , when she served as Apostolic Nuncio in Spain.
It is known as Jubilee or Holy Year Year, the period of time with which the Holy See because most singular reward the faithful who come to the temple to which the privilege is granted. This is a great religious event and becomes a year of remission of sins and sorrows; becomes the year of reconciliation, conversion and justice, along with promoting a renewal of desire to serve God in the joy and peace with the rest of the brothers.
With the granting of the Jubilee Year, the Basilica de la Macarena deepen its vocation school that delve into the most important of the commandments of the Lord, the brotherly love, becoming promised land for all who come to her to meet God , further consolidated as a center of pilgrimage for those who do visit his encounter with the Blessed Virgin a true testament to the Christian faith and pilgrimage in the company of our brothers can live the grace of reconciliation and feel the joy of gratitude Jesus and who took him in her womb, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This Jubilee allow light that radiates from the Basilica of the Macarena reach further and establishes itself as a beacon of true faith, to protect those who want to sail under their protection and can reach port anchor clinging to hope to strengthen their testimonies as good Christians.