Year of Faith

Year of Faith

Resources for the Year of Faith*

This list is by no means exhaustive. :)

We are all of us embarking on a journey, setting out into the deep. The Lord will guide us on our way, the Lord Himself Who is the Way and the Truth and the Life. He is the only Truth that is worth knowing. May the Lord richly bless you and yours during this Year of Faith and may His peace be upon you forever and ever. Amen.

Peter guides the ship of the Church through the stormy seas of the world
Image of a painting by Matthew Brooks*** which illustrates a vision. See below.

The Pope guides the Barque of Peter, the Catholic Church, through a storm on the sea and defends it from the slings and arrows of its adversaries. His safe haven is to steer the ship through the two pillars in the distance, atop of which one has the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the other the Holy Eucharist. Description of a vision had by Don Bosco. (See both images linked on that page.)


*What is the Year of Faith? Pope Benedict has asked all the faithful to study anew the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the documents of the Second Vatican Council (see resources and links below), so that we may deepen our knowledge of our faith and of our Church and of our Lord; that we may deepen our love for Him Who is Love. And how else can our love for God grow if our knowledge of Him does not also grow? And how can our knowledge of Him grow if we do not make an effort to know the Truth He has revealed to us? And how can we know the Truth He has revealed to us if we do not trouble ourselves to listen to His voice in the teachings and liturgy of the Church He Himself gave us?

**Nope, I’m not from Little Rock; but our diocese here doesn’t have anything on their website about the Year of Faith, which is rather sad. Oh, well, I suppose our bishop has his hands full, trying to herd cats, I mean, trying to tend the local flock.

***Have been unable to contact artist for permission. If anyone knows how to contact him, please let me know. All links I’ve found are not currently active.