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St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome has a holy door called the “Porta Sancta” which is only opened during a Holy Year of Jubilee which occurs every 25 years. The last one was in 2000. On Christmas Eve of 2000, Pope John Paul II struck a brick wall with a silver hammer, opening up the passage. (The mortar is loosened ahead of time by the way) After that year, the wall was re-bricked, and the door won’t be opened again until Christmas Eve 2025. For most people it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What if prayer was like this? Only at a special time, and only for a chosen few.

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