From October 2012 to November 2013 Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI proclaimed the Year of Faith—a special period of time for Catholics everywhere to commit themselves to the Christian faith through study, prayer, and reflection.
Even though the Year of Faith is over we can still learn a lot from this period of learning and reflection and continue this practice in our daily lives
To help you understand what the Year of Faith was all about, we recommend you check out our Guide to the Year of Faith.
In it you will learn:
- Why the pope called for a Year of Faith and how Catholics were to observe it.
- Ways in which the universal Church and local churches marked the Year of Faith and encouraged fruitful participation in it.
- Study resources for deepening and strengthening the gift of faith in your own soul, and for sharing it with others.
A gift from the Church to all believers, the Year of Faith was to be a time of reconversion to God through special consideration of the truths he has revealed to us.