The year of faith begins Oct. 11, 2012 and concludes Nov 24, 2013. The first day of the year of faith also marks the 50th anniversary of the Second vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the catechism of the Catholic Church.
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). In other words, 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. The “door of faith” is opened at one’s baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church. Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the catechism so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith.
Follow the link below to find some helpful resources: www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we
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