Come, O Holy Spirit:
enlighten my understanding
to know your commands;
strengthen my heart
against the wiles of the enemy; inflame my will...
I have heard your voice,
and I don't want to harden my heart to resisting,
by saying 'later... tomorrow.'
Nunc coepi! Now!
Lest there be no tomorrow for me!
O, Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Spirit of understanding and counsel,
Spirit of joy and peace!
I want what you want,
I want it because you want it,
I want it as you want it,
I want it when you want it.
- ST. JOSEMARIA
June 26th is the feast day of
St. Josemaria Escriva.
Around the world, Masses are celebrated in his honor and everyone is invited!
By St. Josemaria Institute
1. What is the Year of Faith?
The Year of Faith “is a summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the one Savior of the world” (Porta Fidei, 6).
2. When does the Year of Faith begin and end?
The Year of the Faith takes place October 11, 2012 through November 24, 2013.
3. Why were those dates chosen for the Year of Faith?
The opening date, October 11th, coincides with two anniversaries: the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The closing date, November 24th, is the Solemnity of Christ the King.
4. Why has the Holy Father established a Year of Faith?
“As we know, in vast areas of the world the faith is in danger of being extinguished like a flame that has lost its fuel,” the Holy Father explained in his Address to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. “We are facing a profound crisis of faith, a loss of the religious sense, that constitutes the Church's greatest challenge today. The renewal of faith, then, must be the priority in the work of the whole Church in our time. It is my wish that the Year of Faith contribute, with the cordial collaboration of all of the People of God, to making God present again in this world and to opening to men the way to faith, to entrusting themselves to that God who loved us to the end (cf. John 13:1), in Jesus Christ crucified and risen.”
5. What are some of the aims of the Year of Faith?
The aims of the Year of Faith are explained in the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei. They include:
6. Where will the Year of Faith be celebrated?
The Year of Faith is a universal celebration. As the Holy Father explains, “We will have the opportunity to profess our faith in the Risen Lord in our cathedrals and in the churches of the whole world; in our homes and among our families, so that everyone may feel a strong need to know better and to transmit to future generations the faith of all times” (Porta Fidei, 8).
7. What activities are being suggested for celebrating the Year of Faith?
In a note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Congregation recommended several activities for dioceses, parishes, and individuals, including:
8. What can I read to help understand and live the Year of Faith?
9. Where can I find additional information and news about the Year of Faith?
10. Where can I find information about activities and resources for the Year of Faith in the USA?
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"May you seek Christ, May you find Christ, May you love Christ." - St. Josemaria Escriva
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