Week 16 - April 22 2018
Pope Francis to issue apostolic exhortation on holiness, “Gaudete et excultate” – Catholic World Report

“Pope Francis will next week publish an apostolic exhortation on holiness titled Gaudete et exsultate, or “Rejoice and be glad”, the Vatican announced Thursday. Subtitled “on the call to holiness in the contemporary world”, the exhortation will be presented April 9 by Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome and archpriest of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.”

To read the announcement in Catholic World Report, click on Week 16 - Pope Francis to issue apostolic exhortation on holiness, “Gaudete et excultate” – Catholic World Report


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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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