Have you ever wanted to learn more about your faith and go deeper in your spiritual life? In his letter, The Door of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed a Year of Faith that will begin on October 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of Vatican II and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and will end on November 24, 2013, the Feast of Christ the King. He wrote, “The Year of Faith … is a summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the one Saviour of the world.” (The Door of Faith, 6) In Acts 14:27, we read of how God opened the door of faith to the believers of the early Christian Church. Today, God continues to extend a personal invitation to each one of us to enter that door of faith through renewed conversion: to turn towards Jesus, to encounter Him in the sacraments, and to rediscover the riches of the truth of our faith and the gift of the Church.
To read the full text of the Pope’s letter and to begin thinking about how you can deepen your own faith in the coming year, check out the official Vatican Year of Faith website at the following link: http://www.annusfidei.va/content/novaevangelizatio/en.html.