Invoking the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, we pray that the Lord will bless all who travel upon the path of adoption. And, recalling the mercy which God our Father has shown to us, we also ask that, through our words and actions, they may encounter the outstretched hands of his mercy. May all know the care of the Father, whose love for each person "gushes forth from the depths naturally, full of tenderness and compassion, indulgence and mercy" (Misericordiae vultus, 6).


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Pope Francis, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy: Misericordiae vultus (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2015), no. 6. Excerpt from Misericordiae vultus © 2015, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City. Used with permission. All rights reserved. 

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