Ad Petri Cathedram
It waspublished on 29 June 1959. It addresses truth, unity, peace and its issues with warmth and concern.

Aeterna Dei Sapientia
Was issued on 11 November 1961. It commemorates the fifteenthcentennialof the death ofPope Leo Iand calls forChristendomto unite against Communismandsecularism.

Grata Recordatio
Was issued on 26 September 1959. It urges the use of the Rosary in the month of October following the tradition to do so by Pope Leo XIII.

Mater Et Magistra
Was promulgated on 15 May 1961. It describes a necessity to work towards authentic community in order to promote human dignity. It taught that the state must intervene in matters of health care, education, and housing.

Paenitentiam Agere
Was issued on 1 July 1962. It calls on Christians to practice penance and considers the upcoming Second Vatican Council

Sacerdotii Nostri Primordia
Was issued 1 August 1959. It commemorated the 100th anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of priests.


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