Week 33 - August 19 2018
Spe Salvi (On Christian Hope) – Pope Benedict XVI

“We need the greater and lesser hopes that keep us going day by day. But these are not enough without the great hope, which must surpass everything else. This great hope can only be God, who encompasses the whole of reality and who can bestow upon us what we, by ourselves, cannot attain. The fact that it comes to us as a gift is actually part of hope. God is the foundation of hope.” You can also read a lovely article on Spe Salvi by Fr Raymond de Souza by clicking on: A Masterpiece of Hope

To read Benedict XVI’s encyclical On Christian Hope, click on Week 33 - Spe Salvi (On Christian Hope) – Pope Benedict XVI

In his Apostolic letter Porte Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI exerted that we as Catholics should make conscious efforts to understand our faith more deeply.  "Knowledge of faith opens a door into the fullness of the saving mystery revealed by God."

Each week, we continue our spiritual journey and Pope Benedict XVI's desire for continued formation.  A new link to Vatican documents, Catholic news articles, youtube videos and Catholic writings from on-line magazines and journals will be published below.  It is our hope that you will find the articles and documents relevant - both in timing of our liturgical year and in the current events of the secular world in which we live.

May you grow in holiness through a deepened knowledge, wisdom and understanding of our faith.  It is our hope that the Holy Spirit works in your hearts and fills you with the desire to explore many more treasures that are opened from these links.

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