Pope Francis’s Encyclicals and Exhortations:

Rejoyce and Be Glad! Gaudete et exsultate addresses the theme of holiness. It is a theme that has run through Pope Francis’ entire pontificate, and which he often mentions to encourage the faithful to practice Christian perfection “in the little things of everyday life.” The Church is full of “everyday saints,” said Pope Francis during the general audience of May 14, 2014. These “hidden saints among us” fulfill their duty in their “ordinary daily routine.” They are “fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, citizens. We have many of them! Let us thank the Lord for these Christians who live in hidden holiness.”

gaudete-et-exsultate Rejoyce and Be Glad!

On Love in the Family Amoris Laetitia

To prepare for The World Meeting of Families in Dublin next August read Love and Marriage chapter 4 of Amoris Laetitia.

The Joy of the Gospel Evangelii Gaudium

On Care for Our Common Home Laudato Si

The Light of Faith Lumen fidei

Note: Lumen fidei and Laudato si are encylicals. The others are properly listed as ‘Apostolic Exhortations. They tend to be more ‘action focused’ rather than ‘teaching focused’

Link to the Vatican Website to view all of the Pope’s Encyclicals

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Irish Catholic Bishops

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