Year of Faith

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith that will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.

Apostolic Letter – Porta Fidei (Oct 2011)

Click on the following link to read the full text of the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter- Porta Fidei

[quote]The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace. To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime.
Pope Benedict XVI [/quote]

Year of Faith website

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Click on following link to download sheet music for the official hymn of the Year of Faith – Credo Domine 

English translation coming soon.

Official Year of Faith Logo

The logo is composed of a square, bordered field on which a boat, symbolizing the Church, is represented as sailing on a graphically minimal representation of waves. The main mast of the boat is a cross from which sails are displayed in the form of dynamic signs which compose the trigram of Christ (IHS). The background to the sails is a sun which, associated with the trigram, refers also to the Eucharist.