Vatican announces three highlights before the Year of Faith comes to a close
Rome: The Year of the Faith is coming to an end and the Vatican has revealed three major highlights that will take place before the closing Mass on November 24th, which is the Feast of Christ the King.
Msgr. Rino Fisichella. President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization said, “The goal of the Year of the Faith was to recover the so called 'taste for the Faith.' It was meant as a moment of deep reflection and as a way to rediscover the encounter between Christ and His Church.”
On November 21, the Pope will visit the monastery of the Camaldolese nuns in Rome. There, Pope Francis will join them in prayer and Eucharistic Adoration.
Msgr. Fisichella said “It will be a day dedicated to those who have chosen a cloistered life as a way to dedicate themselves fully to a life of prayer and contemplation.”
On the evening of Saturday 23rd, adults who are getting ready for the Sacrament of Baptism, will visit the Vatican. They will be welcomed at the entrance of St. Peter's Basilica by the Pope himself. He will personally greet 35 of the 500 future Catholics. Even though it won't be a Baptismal ceremony, the Pope will ask the traditional Rite questions. Some of them will share their personal stories.
According to Fisichella “Some of the cathecumens lived their conversion very privately, because some of them are actually risking their lives by converting. That's why the focus here will be on their personal experiences. Some of them will share their testimonies.”
On Sunday November 24th, the Year of Faith will come to a close with a Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square. That same day, the relics of St. Peter will be part of a never before seen exhibit. The Pope will announce a call for the New Evangelization to continue.
The Vatican has also decided to carry out a collection during the Mass to help victims who were affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. In reference to this, Msgr. Fisichella, said faith without deeds, is baseless.
Source : Romereports.com