Christmas Sale! $20 OFF orders over $150 at checkout. No code needed. Click here for details.

The Light of Faith by Pope Francis

Description

Faith is the source of light, of guidance for the Christian life. "We walk by faith, not by sight", wrote St Paul. In his first encyclical Pope Francis reflects on the meaning of faith, the beginning of God's gracious salvation.

Faith is the means by which man encounters the living God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit. Francis draws on key themes of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who wrote encyclicals on charity and hope. He intended to complete the set with a reflection on faith, which would also have underscored the Year of Faith that he launched. Benedict's history-making retirement meant he was unable to finish his encyclical. Francis took up the task, adding his own insights, themes, and emphases to the work begun by Benedict XVI.

According to Pope Francis, Light of Faith is a "four hand document". Pope Benedict, Francis notes, "handed it to me, it is a strong document. He did the great amount of work". Thus, although officially Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei) is an encyclical of Pope Francis and reflects his teaching ministry, it is also reflects the work of Pope Emeritus Benedict. This is not only Francis' first encyclical; it is also the first encyclical to have been openly written by two successors of St. Peter.

111 pages.

SKU: 33826

Add to Cart

Details

Product Rating
 
(1 reviews)  

SKU
33826
Manufacturer
Market price
$14.95
Our price
$12.95 (Save 13%)

Options

Quantity

  • Recommended

  • Reviews

  • Sterling Silver Jesus Christus Cross Pendant

    Sterling Silver Jesus Christus Cross Pendant

    1 3/8 x 1-inch Sterling Silver Jesus Christus Cross Medal.

    Comes as a ready-to-wear package with a silver chain and a premium keepsake jewelry box.

    A proud product of the USA.

    When will it ship? This Catholic medal usually ships the next business day.

    SKU: 18060
    $42.99
  • Gold-Filled Nail Cross Pendant

    Gold-Filled Nail Cross Pendant

    2 x 1-inch Gold-Filled (14K) Nail Cross Medal, expertly crafted in the USA for a lifetime of use.

    When will it ship? This Catholic medal usually ships the next business day.

    This 14K gold-filled medal offers the luster and beauty of solid 14 Karat Gold at a much lower price. Gold-Filled medals are made by a special process that infuses gold with other medals to create a durable pendant with the look, feel and weight of solid gold. Unlike gold-plated medals, it won't chip easily. We also carry thousands of solid 14K gold medals if you're looking for something even more special.

    This religious medal will arrive with an 24-inch gold-filled chain and a premium keepsake jewelry box.

    SKU: 18236
    $109.00
  • 6X8MM Wood San Damiano Rosary

    6X8MM Wood San Damiano Rosary

    Our 6X8 Millimeter Bead Wood San Damiano Rosary features our money-back guarantee.

    Silver Ox Crucifix And Center

    Plastic Gift Box Included

    NOTE: The photo may only show part of this product, but the 6X8 Millimeter Bead Wood San Damiano Rosary is a full rosary.

    SKU: 29078
    $16.99
  • Sterling Silver Baby Heart Miraculous 13 W"

    Sterling Silver Baby Heart Miraculous 13 W"

    Our Sterling Silver Baby Heart Miraculous 13 W" features our money-back guarantee.

    Sterling Miraculous Medal

    SKU: 29200
    $26.99
  • The Way of Humility by Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis)

    The Way of Humility by Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio (Pope Francis)

    Originally a series written by Pope Francis while he was Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, these profound meditations give an inspiring introduction to the path of humility and love needed to form true Christian communities. They are divided into two separate works, Corruption and Sin, and Self-Accusation.

    As the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis ministered in a country that suffered greatly from the effects of corruption in public and private life. In these texts, the current Holy Father reflects on the connection between sin and corruption in the life of every Christian and how pride and self-sufficiency lead from one to the other. The roots of many of the themes of his pontificate can be found in these texts on humility, honesty and simplicity.

    The two pieces are on different but related issues. The difference between sin and corruption and the remedy for sin, which is self-accusation, meaning telling oneself the truth about one's faults. In short, pride is the problem; humility is the solution.

    The Pope states: "It will do us good to reflect together on the problem of corruption and also on its relationship with sin. It will do us good to shake up our souls with the prophetic force of the Gospel, which places us in the truth about things by stirring up the layers of fallen dead leaves of human weakness and complicity that can create the conditions for corruption. It will do us a lot of good, in the light of God's word, to learn to discern the different states of corruption that surround us and threaten to lead us astray. It will do us good to say to one another again, "Yes, I'm a sinner; but no, I'm not corrupt!"-and to say it with fear, lest we accept the state of corruption as just another sin." 105 pages.

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) is the first Latin American to be elected to the chair of Peter. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina, then became the archbishop of Buenos Aires, and was elected to be the Pope in March, 2013.

    SKU: 33846
    $10.95
  • 5/8" Sterling Silver St. Anthony Medal with 18" Chain

    5/8" Sterling Silver St. Anthony Medal with 18" Chain

    5/8" Sterling Silver St. Anthony Medal with 18" Chain.

    Weight: 1.4 grams.

    When does it ship? This item ships the next business day.

    This 5/8" Sterling Silver St. Anthony Medal with 18" Chain is made in the USA.

    SKU: 35293
    SKU: 35293
    $27.99
  • Our Lady Of Fatima Help Bookmark With Enameled Medal 10-Pack

    Our Lady Of Fatima Help Bookmark With Enameled Medal 10-Pack

    Our Our Lady Of Fatima Help Bookmark With Enameled Medal 10-Pack features 10 units for one low price.

    Our Lady of Fatima Laminated Bookmark with Gold Foil Stamping and Enameled Medal on Italian Artwork . Measures 2 1/4-inches by 6 1/2-inches.

    SKU: 42957
    SKU: 42957
    $36.00
  • 16-inch Bead Chain with Lobster Clasp - 14K White Gold

    16-inch Bead Chain with Lobster Clasp - 14K White Gold

    This 16-inch 14K White Gold Bead Chain With Lobster Clasp features our money-back guarantee and usually ships the same day if ordered before 6PM Eastern Time.

    Featuring a width of 1.8mm, this Hollow Beaded Chain weighs 2.81 grams. Paired with one or more religious pendants, this 16-inch-long chain makes an attractive necklace.

    Made in the USA.

    SKU: 45439

    SKU: 45439
    $472.00
  • Country Bath Salt

    Country Bath Salt

    This Country Bath Salt package comes in a gingham check cotton sack, with a wooden scoop. The Epsom Salt soaking solution relieves aches, pains, and any tension in the muscles. The solution includes Lavender and Rosemary Essential Oil. Lavender is most well known for its use in aromatherapy, it is an antiseptic, it is used in the treatment of sunburn and muscle joint pain. It has also been known to aid in relaxation, reduce anxiety, and relieve stress and tension headaches. Rosemary has long been used in the treatment of respiratory problems. The vapors give relief to throat and sinus and are helpful with allergies. 

    This bath salt comes from Agnus Dei Farm in rural Alabama, operated by Deborah and John Giles, who make these products by hand from materials they grow and produce themselves. The vision of Agnus Dei Farm is to capture in every product the fruit of the land. As faithful Catholics, the Giles pray for God’s Peace to accompany every item into the world. They even add drops of holy water to their most popular items, including their beeswax products made by the farm's bee colonies, and their old-fashioned handmade soaps. 

    “Agnus Dei” in Latin means Lamb of God. Holy Scriptures define Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God who was slain for the sins of the world, bringing peace to those who receive Him. Many who have visited Agnus Dei Farm remark on its peacefulness, which the Giles hope is carried on in their products. CatholicShop.com is proud to help spread this peace by offering these lovely products to customers all over the world. 

    SKU: 46614

    SKU: 46614
    $16.50
Average customer rating:
 
(1 reviews)  



1 Most useful customer reviews (see all reviews):
Quality Control
Feb 12, 2015
This customer purchased the item at our site.
This The Light of Faith by Pope Francis has passed our 2015 quality control assessment and meets our strict criteria to be a CatholicShop.com product.