It starts on 11th of October 2012 for the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the council Vatican II and will conclude on the solemnity of Christ the King on 24th November 2013.
This Year of the Faith, we will live it… with the Rosary!
It is true that we have many reasons to pray, in order to be in communion with this beautiful project. We, who have already many intentions for our prayer, will add others, in link with this year which opens before us.
Evidently we must entrust to the Lord, through Mary, the progress of this Year. It will be an occasion to make the faith grow within the Christian people. It will also be an occasion to present the faith to those who do not believe.
We must equally pray for those who teach the faith. We think evidently of theologians and catechists. May they faithfully keep the faith that they teach! May the faith of those who listen to them be affirmed and grow!
We will also pray for each one among us, that the Lord give us to keep and make our faith grow. We know that our faith is fragile and the circumstances of life, sometimes painful, can sorely test it.
We will not forget to pray for those who do not believe, and we will ask for them this faith founded on the meeting with Jesus-Christ.
Finally, during this Year of the Faith, will be celebrated, World Youth day in Rio de Janeiro. We will entrust all those youth to the Lord. May those WYDs be for them an occasion to experience the joy which comes from faith in Christ and from the communion with the Holy Father!
What intentions have we for this Year of the Faith!
A Year of the faith... in Joy!
A Year of the Faith… with the Rosary!
Fr. Louis-Marie ARIÑO-DURAND, o.p.
General Promoter of the Rosary