Since December 8, 2015, the Catholic Templars, have served in the square of San Pietro in the Vatican as volunteers during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, firmly desired by our Holy Father Francis.
Hundreds of Brothers, moved by the awareness that this Jubilee brought in itself the call of Christian values, they rushed to the call of the Holy Father and they were mobilized to support the values and objectives that this Jubilee has set itself to renew.
Wearing our insignia, we offered our testimony of Faith and, as in the past, our expertise, made available to pilgrims who, coming from every corner of the world, were preparing to carry out their act of Christian and Catholic faith, crossing the Holy Door of Mercy, opened by the Pope on the occasion of the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
Millions of people went to Rome to participate in the processions that, from Castel Sant’Angelo, along Via della Conciliazione, brought pilgrims to the entrance of Piazza San Pietro, where the Templars in Rome helped them to reach, both physically and spiritually, the Holy Door of Mercy and finally arriving at the altar of Peter where the ritual found its fulfillment.
During all the 347 days of the Jubilee, we Catholic Templars have served, even with the cold of winter and the scorching and suffocating heat of summer, always faithful to duty and strong in our Faith, becoming, in some cases, reference points for pilgrims, but also for other volunteers, sometimes covering roles of responsibility as heads-area along the way.
There were many words of praise and admiration for us, in recognition of the tenacity and demonstration of Faith shown, always keeping the friendliness and the smile in the face of any adversity, despite some tourists who with indifference and indolence “desacred”, that sacred soil, created especially for pilgrims, where prayer and meditation were sought to contemplate the greatest gift given to us by Our Lord.
Non Nobis Domine, Non Nobis, Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam