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Pope's general audience: What does it mean to believe and have faith?

2012-10-24

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our series of catecheses for the Year of Faith, we now consider the nature of faith.  More than simply knowledge about God, faith is a living encounter with him.  Through faith we come to know and love God, who reveals himself in the life, death and resurrection of Christ, and in so doing reveals the deepest meaning and truth of our human existence.  

Faith offers us sure hope and direction amid the spiritual confusion of our times.  Before all else, faith is a divine gift which enables us to open our hearts and minds to God’s word and, through Baptism, to share in his divine life within the community of the Church.  Yet faith is also a profoundly human act, engaging our intelligence and freedom.  When we welcome God’s invitation and gift, our lives, and the world around us, are transformed.  May this Year of Faith help us to live our faith fully, and to invite others to hear and welcome God’s word, opening their hearts to the eternal life which faith promises.


 I offer a cordial greeting to the General Chapter of the Salvatorian Sisters.  I also greet the large group of pilgrims from Japan.  My warm welcome goes to the priests from the Archdiocese of Westminster.  I welcome the members of the Apostolic Union of Clergy.  

I also greet the study group of Anglican clergy visiting Rome.  Upon all the English-speaking visitors present, including those from England, Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Nigeria, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Canada and the United States, I invoke God’s blessings. 



October 24, 2012. (Romereports.com)