Christus Vivit

Christus Vivit

by Pope Francis

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Overview

To young Christians of the world, Pope Francis has a message for you: "Christ is alive, and he wants you to be alive!"

In his fourth apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis encapsulates the work of the 2018 synod of bishops on "Young People, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment."

Pope Francis has always had a special relationship with young people, and in his fatherly love for you he shows that:

  • You can relate to young people in Scripture who made a difference

  • You identify with the Christ who is always young

  • You face difficult issues in the world today

  • You yearn for the truth of the Gospel

  • You are capable of amazing things when you respond to the Gospel

  • You learn and grow with help from the faithful of all generations

  • You need bold and creative youth ministry

  • You can discover who God made you to be

  • You are urged to pray for discernment

Christus Vivit is written for and to young people, but Pope Francis also wrote it for the entire Church, because, as he says, reflecting on our young people inspires us all.

"May the Holy Spirit urge you on as you run this race. The Church needs your momentum, your intuitions, your faith. We need them! And when you arrive where we have not yet reached, have the patience to wait for us."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681924922
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 735,269
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Christus Vivit is written for and to young people, but pope francis also wrote it for the entire church, because, as he says, reflecting on our young people inspires us all.

Table of Contents

Christ Is Alive 9

Chapter 1 What Does The Word Of God Have To Say About Young People? 11

In The Old Testament 11

In The New Testament 13

Chapter 2 Jesus, Ever Young 17

Jesus' Youth 17

His Youth Teaches Us 20

The Youth Of The Church 22

A Church open to renewal 23

A Church attentive to the signs of the times 24

Mary, The Young Woman Of Nazareth 26

Young Saints 28

Chapter 3 You Are The "Now" Of God 33

In Positive Term 33

Many Ways Of Being Young 34

Some Experiences Of Young People 36

Living in a World in crisis 36

Desires, hurts and longings 39

The Digital Environment 41

Migrants As An Epitome Of Our Time 44

Ending Every Form Of Abuse 46

A Way Out 50

Chapter 4 A Great Message For All Young People 55

A God Who Is Love 55

Christ Saves You 58

He Is Alive! 60

The Spirit Gives Life 62

Chapter 5 Paths Of Youth 65

A Time Of Dreams And Decisions 65

A Thirst For Life And Experience 69

In Friendship With Christ 71

Growth In Maturity 74

Paths Of Fraternity 77

Young And Committed 78

Courageous Missionaries 82

Chapter 6 Young People With Roots 85

Don't Allow Yourselves To Be Uprooted 85

Your Relationship With The Elderly 88

Dreams And Visions 90

Taking Risks Together 92

Chapter 7 Youth Ministry 95

A Pastoral Care That Is Synodal 95

Main Courses Of Action 97

Suitable Environments 100

Youth ministry in educational institutions 103

Areas Needing To Be Developed 105

A "Popular" Youth Ministry 108

Always Missionaries 112

Accompaniment By Adults 113

Chapter 8 Vocation 117

God's Call To Friendship 118

Being There For Others 119

Love And Family 121

Work 124

The Vocation To Special Consecration 127

Chapter 9 Discernment 129

Discerning Your Vocation 130

The Call Of Jesus Our Friend 132

Listening And Accompaniment 133

And To Conclude … A Wish 137

Notes 139

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