40 Days until the Year of Faith

 

There are 40 days until the year of faith. Let us start preparing for that journey with the Catholics of the world. The Year of Faith will begin Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and also the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and will end Nov. 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King.

Pope Benedict XVI said the year will give “renewed energy to the mission of the whole church to lead men and women out of the desert they often are in and toward the place of life: friendship with Christ who gives us fullness of life.” The Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion – to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him.

Read the official Apostolic Letter here. Let us prepare!