Bishop Curtis J. Guillory, S.V.D., opened the Holy Door of God’s Mercy Sunday, Dec. 13 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica in Beaumont during a special Pontifical Mass echoing the Pope’s action in the Cathedral of Rome.

The Holy Door of Mercy at our Cathedral Basilica is a symbol of Christ, Bishop Guillory said. “It is Jesus saying in the Gospel of John, ‘I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.”’ (John 10:9)

Throughout the Holy Year there will be many special spiritual celebrations and observances at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica.