Please note that as the Jubilee Year of Mercy comes to an end, Holy Doors that have been opened will close around the world. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will close the Holy Door of Mercy in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Sunday before 11am Mass on Sunday 13th November. You are invited to cross the Holy Door at the Pro Cathedral any day between now and November 13th The door chosen by Archbishop Martin [an entrance to the left of the main door on Marlborough Street] leads into an area of the Pro-Cathedral that has two confessionals, and a statue memorial to Venerable Matt Talbot, whose life was healed from addiction when he encountered God’s mercy. The Door also looks to the altar of St Laurence O’Toole, patron of the Archdiocese, celebrated as a man of mercy. Holy Doors of Mercy will also close on that date in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Sean Mc Dermott Street, Dublin, where the remains of Venerable Matt Talbot lie; the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Gardiner Street, which holds the Cross of Venerable John Sullivan; the Parish Church of Sts. Peter and Mary in Arklow; and also at the House of Mercy in Baggot Street, established in 1827 by Catherine Mc Auley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. It was Pope Francis’ desire that anyone passing through a “Door of Mercy” would experience the love of God who consoles, pardons and instils hope.