Lumen Fidei (THE LIGHT OF FAITH) - Encyclical Letter
Lumen fidei (The Light of Faith) is the first encyclical of Pope Francis which was signed on 29 June 2013, on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, and which was published on 5 July 2013, almost four months after his election to the papacy.
Evangelii Gaudium (THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL) Apostolic Exhortation
This Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis on “the church’s primary mission of evangelization in the modern world.” It has been described as a “remarkable and radical document, one that ranges widely and challenges complacency at every level,” as well as “the manifesto of Francis” and a “Magna Carta for church reform.”
Witnesses of Joy
Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to men and women religious for the year of consecrated life.
Laudato Si’ (Praise be to you)
Laudato si' ("Praise Be to You") is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle On care for our common home. Pope Francis critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action". The encyclical, dated 24 May 2015, was officially published on 18 June 2015.
Amoris Laeitita (The Joy of Love)
The Joy of Love) is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis addressing the pastoral care of families. Dated 19 March 2016, it was released on 8 April 2016. It follows the Synods on the Family held in 2014 and 2015
Misericordia et Misera (Mercy with Misery)
As the Year of Mercy ended, Pope Francis signed an apostolic letter imploring us to continue being merciful called Misericordia et Misera. This letter continues key themes of Francis. The title refers to the mercy with misery Jesus grants the woman caught in adultery.
Veritatis Gaudium (The Joy of Truth)
It is an apostolic constitution on ecclesiastical universities and faculties. It was signed by Pope Francis on 8 December 2017 and was promulgated on 29 January 2018. The new norms take legal effect on the first day of the 2018- 2019 academic year or of the 2019 academic year, depending on the school year of particular institutions.
Vultum dei Quaerere (Seeking the face of God)
Vultum Dei quaerere (Latin for Seeking the Face of God) is an apostolic constitution issued by Pope Francis regarding women's contemplative life. Francis devotes a chapter to praise of the vocation to the contemplative life. He reflects on 12 aspects of the contemplative life which may help contemplative women achieve the goals of their vocation, namely: "formation, prayer, the word of God, the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation, fraternal life in community, federations, the cloister, work, silence, the communications media and asceticism."
Gaudete et exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) Apostolic Exhortation
This third apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, dated 19 March 2018 and published on 9 April 2018, subtitled "on the call to holiness in today's world". It addresses the universal call to holiness, with a focus "to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time".
From 7th December 2016 to 2nd October 2017 Pope Francis concentrated his Wednesday catechesis on the theme of Hope. This book is a collection of the complete series of weekly addresses of the Holy Father on Christian Hope. Let us pray that every one of us who read and meditate on these texts may reach this intimate conviction to “live joyfully in hope” and share this joy with everyone we encounter.
The Core of a Priest’s Heart
The Core of a Priest’s Heart is the reflections of Pope Francis on Priesthood. Pope encourages priests to contemplate on two hearts: the Heart of the Good Shepherd and Our own Heart as Priests in his reflections.
'Christ is Alive' is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, written in response to the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on young people, faith and vocational discernment, held from 3 to 28 October 2018. It is addressed "to young people and to the entire people of God .