This post will be updated with more resources as I find them.
Pope Benedict has declaired “The Year of Faith” to begin October 11, 2012. The Year of Faith is a summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the one Saviour of the world. This special year will conclude November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace. To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime. It begins with baptism (cf. Rom 6:4), through which we can address God as Father, and it ends with the passage through death to eternal life, fruit of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, whose will it was, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, to draw those who believe in him into his own glory (cf. Jn 17:22). To profess faith in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is to believe in one God who is Love (cf. 1 Jn 4:8): the Father, who in the fullness of time sent his Son for our salvation; Jesus Christ, who in the mystery of his death and resurrection redeemed the world; the Holy Spirit, who leads the Church across the centuries as we await the Lord’s glorious return.
— Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI
- Porta Fidei — Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter for the Indiction of the Year of Faith
- Pope Benedict declares a ‘Year of Faith’ — CNN
- CDF issues Year of Faith Note — Vatican Radio
- Vatican Releases ‘Year of Faith’ Guidelines — National Catholic Register
Year of Faith official logo released
Explanation of the logo from the Vatican Year of Faith site: The logo is composed of a square, bordered field on which a boat, symbolizing the Church, is represented as sailing on a graphically minimal representation of waves. The main mast of the boat is a cross from which sails are displayed in the form of dynamic signs which compose the trigram of Christ (IHS). The background to the sails is a sun which, associated with the trigram, refers also to the Eucharist.
- Official Vatican Website for the Year of Faith
- USCCB Year of Faith Resources
- Year of Faith Intercessions
- New Evangelization Prayer
My Year of Faith is an online blog and a mobile app created by the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend.
Each day during this Year of Faith you’ll find a new post to help you learn and live your Catholic faith.
The mobile app, available for iPhone and Android, features an interactive Year of Faith calendar, with daily challenges, and suggested reading. You can even set reminders and sync with your other mobile calendars. My Year of Faith is also on Twitter & Facebook. I’m liking it so far!
The My Year of Faith mobile app is a response to the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI’s call to utilize new media and technology in the New Evangelization.
My Year of Faith engages the faithful each day of the 410 days of the Year of Faith, providing an online community of daily catechesis, challenges for spiritual growth and opportunities for participating in the New Evangelization.