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Amoris Laetitia
This Encyclical was directed to Bishops, Priests and Deacons consecrated persons Christian married couples and all the lay faithful on love in the family and talks about the Holy Father.
Meminisse Iuvat
It is an encyclical of Pope Pius XII, asking for prayers of the persecuted Church in the East and criticizing harmful cultural developments in the West.
Etsi Cunctas
Encyclical on the church in Ireland of Pope Leo XIII promulgated on December 21, 1888.
Maximam Gravissimamque
This enyclical is dedicated to the establishment of diplomatic relations with the French government and the French Church
Deiparae Virginis Mariae
It is an encyclical of Pope Pius XII to all Catholic bishops on the possibility of defining the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a dogma of faith.
Optatissima Pax
It is an encyclical of Pope Pius XII on prescribing public prayers for social and world peace given at Rome, at St. Peter's, the 18th day of December in the year 1947, the ninth of his Pontificate.
Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae
Concerning new opinions, virtue, nature and grace with regard to americanismo, of Pope Leo XIII, promulgated on January 22, 1899
Omnem Sollicitudinem
Fidei Donum
It is an encyclical of Pope Pius XII which deals with the missions , especially in Africa. It was issued on April 21, 1957.
Evangelii Praecones
In it, he described necessary improvements and changes, and the persecution of the Church in some parts of the world. The encyclical was issued in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the encyclical Rerum Ecclesiae by his predecessor Pope Pius XI.
Deus Caritas Est
Finally, let us consider the saints, who exercised charity in an exemplary way. Our thoughts turn especially to Martin of Tours ( 397), the soldier who became a monk and a bishop: he is almost like an icon, illustrating the irreplaceable value of the individual testimony to charity. At the gates of Amiens, Martin gave half of his cloak to a poor man: Jesus himself, that night, appeared to him in a dream wearing that cloak, confirming the permanent validity of the Gospel saying: I was naked and you clothed me ... as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me (Mt 25:36, 40).[36] Yet in the history of the Church, how many other testimonies to charity could be quoted! In particular, the entire monastic movement, from its origins with Saint Anthony the Abbot ( 356), expresses an immense service of charity towards neighbour. In his encounter face to face with the God who is Love, the monk senses the impelling need to transform his whole life into service of neighbour, in addition to service of God. This explains the great emphasis on hospitality, refuge and care of the infirm in the vicinity of the monasteries. It also explains the immense initiatives of human welfare and Christian formation, aimed above all at the very poor, who became the object of care firstly for the monastic and mendicant orders, and later for the various male and female religious institutes all through the history of the Church. The figures of saints such as Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, John of God, Camillus of Lellis, Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac, Giuseppe B. Cottolengo, John Bosco, Luigi Orione, Teresa of Calcutta to name but a fewstand out as lasting models of social charity for all people of good will. The saints are the true bearers of light within history, for they are men and women of faith, hope and love.
Saepe Venerabiles Fratres
Fulgens Radiatur
Pope Pius XII wrote this Encyclical and it was promulgated on March 21 1947. He explains and insists on the relevancy of the Rule of St. Benedict to the modern world.
Ecclesiae Fastos
Pope Pius XII tells the riveting story of the life of the English Benedictine, St. Boniface, who became the apostle of Germany and the true
Summo Iugiter Studio
On Mixed Marriages
Magnae Dei Matris
Encyclical on the Rosary of Pope Leo XIII promulgated on September 8, 1892, to the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.


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