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7 March 2022

AVILA: JUBILEE YEAR FOR IV CENTENARY OF SAINT TERESA’S CANONIZATION | 12 March 2022 – 15 October 2023

At the request of Mons. Gil Tamayo, Bishop of Avila, Pope Francis has decreed that Avila will celebrate a Jubilee Year to mark the IV centenary of the canonization of St. Teresa of Jesus. This Jubilee will have an unusual duration: it will be celebrated from 12 March 2022 until 15 October 2023 (a year and a half). This is because it coincides with the Teresian Jubilee Year which the Holy Father periodically decrees for the Diocese of Avila in any year that the Feast of St. Teresa occurs on a Sunday, as will be the case in October 2023.

The solemn Jubilee opening will take place on Sunday, 13 March 2022 with a Eucharistic celebration in the monastery church of St. Teresa of Jesus. It will be directly transmitted by Spanish television.

A decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary confirms that the above church of the Saint will be the official Jubilee Church where it will be possible to gain a Plenary Indulgence with fulfilment of the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, reception of Holy Communion and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father).