The Year of Faith…a Time to tell our Sacred Stories

English: Two doorways, Monk Bretton Priory

English: Two doorways, Monk Bretton Priory (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God…” writes Pope Benedict XVI.  

The Year of Faith, which begins today is a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world” (Porta Fidei 6). It’s beginning coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. The year culminates on the Feast of Christ the King, November 24, 2013.

In response to this call to renewed conversion, I invite you to share your stories of faith this year on the pages of this blog and invite others to do the same. Let’s build an online community of evangelization about God’s presence and power in our world that cannot be denied.  I offer the following questions as a guide.

Who helped you walk through the “door of faith”? Perhaps it was a person, a family, a culture, a particular faith community or group?

What event or process renewed your faith?  Perhaps it was Vatican II, a retreat, a bible study, RCIA, teaching the faith, or something quite different?

Look for the Tab above  entitled “Stories of Faith” to  share your sacred story in the Comments section. You may also write your story and send to us via email as an attachment to

Related Article: Remembering The Call and Challenge of Vatican II, Oct 11, 1962 – 50 Years Later (

About WalkingwithBenedict

I love how scripture comes alive with messages for our lives today. In praying with scripture, we are called into deeper relationship with God and others. We are called to the growth in love, hospitality, peace, humility, stewardship and hope. St Benedict's Rule provides a lens for how scripture can be lived in our lives today whether we live inside or outside a monastery.
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