• Why Are You Afraid? Have You No Faith?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on our lives, and the same is true for the Church. Masses were suspended for months, people could not receive the sacraments, and during that time Pope Francis celebrated Mass alone every day. Why are you afraid? Have you no faith? collects some of the words from the pope’s daily homilies when the world was in isolation during the "long Lent" in the spring of 2020, as well as Angelus messages and prayers he delivered. This book is filled with poignant photos that bring to life Pope Francis’ words of support and encouragement, especially from his extraordinary blessing "Urbi et Orbi" in an empty St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on March 27, 2020. The dozens of photos in this book illustrate the themes often evoked by the Holy Father during the pandemic, including fraternal love, solidarity, the common good, and the virtue of hope. Commemorating an historically important chapter in both the papacy of Francis and the history of the modern world, this book is another avenue by which the Holy Father shares his uplifting message of wisdom, hope, and love with those who have suffered in pain, loneliness, and fear. Despite the dire challenges we have faced during this pandemic, Pope Francis reminds us that evil does not destroy confidence in God, and it does not break the solidarity of humanity.

    Pope Francis
    Item: T2692
  • Patris Corde

    Pope Francis writes that the purpose of his apostolic letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart), "is to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal.” As protector, advocate, and guardian of the Holy Family, Saint Joseph has always been venerated as a father to all Christians.

    Pope Francis
    Item: T2685
  • Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship

    In his third encyclical, Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis reflects on a topic of great importance: human solidarity and friendship. Following his election to the papacy, Pope Francis first greeted the world with the words fratelli e sorelle — “brothers and sisters.” In this encyclical, he continues to address all men and women as his brothers and sisters, calling us to consider what our common brotherhood requires of us.

    Pope Francis
    Item: T2650
  • Querida Amazonia: The Beloved Amazon, Spanish

    In this apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia (“The Beloved Amazon”), Pope Francis offers a response to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon held in Rome in October 2019 and its final document The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology. The pope writes this exhortation to all the faithful calling us to the task of addressing the serious social, environmental, and spiritual issues facing the region.

    Pope Francis
    Item: T2569
  • Querida Amazonia: The Beloved Amazon

    In this apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia (“The Beloved Amazon”), Pope Francis offers a response to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon held in Rome in October 2019 and its final document The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology. The pope writes this exhortation to all the faithful calling us to the task of addressing the serious social, environmental, and spiritual issues facing the region.

    Pope Francis
    Item: T2562
  • Christus Vivit, Spanish Edition

    To young Christians of the world, Pope Francis has a message for you: "Christ is alive, and he wants you to be alive!"

    In his fourth apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis encapsulates the work of the 2018 synod of bishops on "Young People, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment.”

    Pope Francis
    Item: T2383
  • Christus Vivit

    To young Christians of the world, Pope Francis has a message for you: "Christ is alive, and he wants you to be alive!"

    In his fourth apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis encapsulates the work of the 2018 synod of bishops on "Young People, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment.”

    Pope Francis
    Item: T2382
  • Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments

    Pope Francis reveals the truth and beauty of each Sacrament, teaching us not only what they mean to the Church, but to us as Catholics - ultimately motivating us each to share these incredible gifts with a needy world.

    Pope Francis
    Item: T1638
  • Gaudete et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today's World

    In his third apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis presents the universal call to live holy lives with a new, fresh approach. We are encouraged to strive for — and achieve — holiness in our everyday lives. As we actively live out holiness day by day, we not only draw closer to the Lord ourselves, but become participants in bringing others to Christ.

    Pope Francis
    Item: T1999
  • Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family

    Pope Francis calls us to be a sign of mercy and encouragement for families of all shapes and sizes in his apostolic exhortation. This edition includes exclusive reflection and discussion questions to help Catholics understand and act upon this call.

    Pope Francis
    Item: T1763