Faith in the True Reform of the Church, Parish Mission for Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville, Maine, October 9, 2013

Fr. Roger J. Landry
Notre Dame Church
Parish Mission for Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville, Maine
“Pope Francis and the Reform of the Church through Faith and the New Evangelization”
October 8-10, 2013

To listen to this second conference of the mission on Faith in the True Reform of the Church, please click here: 

The following points were attempted in this conference:

  • What the Year of Faith is and is meant to accomplish
  • How much the Lord cares about our level of faith and wants to help our faith increase
  • The hunger to grow in faith
  • The danger of lukewarmness
  • Faith as a personal, total adherence of the human person to God and faith as a belief in what God has said and done as a result of that trust in God.
  • Growth in faith understood as personal trust, with Abraham, Peter and Mary as models
  • Growth in faith understood as an increase in our knowledge of the content of the faith. Biblical and doctrinal illiteracy.
  • Eight descriptions of faith in Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Lumen Fidei: faith as a personal entrustment to God, a light with which to look at the world, a way to hear God, a way to touch God and be touched by him, a form of living memory, a type of journey, a form of building, and a type of spiritual maternity. How we’re called to grow in these ways of living our faith.