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5 Oremus A publication of the PRAYER WARRIORS OF THE HOLY SOULS An apostolate of the Monfort Foundation, Inc.
THE HOLY FATHER’S MONTHLY PR AYER INTENTIONS
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n its 20th year, the Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls is gearing itself to take on one of its greatest, most significant challenges yet in support of Pope Benedict XVI’s call to the New Evangelization in the “Year of Faith.”
As a backgrounder, at the conclusion of the first meeting of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would invoke a “Year of Faith” for the New Evangelization and mission ad gentes, Latin for “to the nations.” (Ad Gentes is the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church. It was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on 7 December 1965.) The Holy Father officially declared the Year of Faith in his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei (“Door of Faith”), dated 11 October 2011. The Year of Faith will begin on 11 October 2012, which coincides with the 50th anniversary
NEW EVANGELIZATION IN THE YEAR
of the opening of Vatican Council II and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church -- “two great events which have marked the life of the Church in our days.” The Year of Faith will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
A MOMENT OF GRACE According to the Holy Father, the Year of Faith “will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him, and to proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time.” It aims “to give new impetus to the mission of the whole Church to lead men out of the desert in which they often find themselves, to the place of life, of friendship with Christ…The mission of the Church, like Christ, is essentially to speak of God, to commemorate His sovereignty, reminding everyone, especially Christians who have lost their identity, of God’s right over what belongs to Him, OF FAITH that is, our lives.”
5th National Congress & 20th Foundation Day Celebration Saturday, 4 August 2012, 6AM to 5PM Fr. Horan Hall, National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Broadway Avenue, New Manila, Quezon City
“As we know, in vast areas of the earth, faith risks being extinguished like a flame that is no longer fed. We are
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facing a profound crisis of faith, a loss of the religious sense that constitutes the greatest challenge to the Church today. The renewal of faith must, therefore, take priority in the commitment of the entire Church in our time. I hope the Year of Faith will contribute, with the cordial cooperation of all the members of the People of God, to making God present in this world once again and to giving men and women access to the faith to entrust themselves to the God who loved us to the very end (cf. Jn 13:1), in Jesus Christ, Crucified and Risen.” The Holy Father referred to Mary as the model of “protagonists of the New Evangelization” by encouraging everyone to “learn from the Mother of God and our Mother, to be humble and yet courageous, simple and prudent; meek and strong, not with the strength of the world, but with that of truth.”
. vol. XV . Issue No. 52 . 2nd Quarter 2012
By Baba Avanceña
THE TWELVE-YEAR DEVOTION GIVEN BY OUR LORD TO ST. BRIDGET
fore & aft
Deepening Prayer In The Year Of Faith
ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN FRIEND OF THE HOLY SOULS
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