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How can Catholic families pray for the Year of Faith?

BY The Editors

November 18-December 1, 2012 Issue | Posted 11/9/12 at 5:40 PM


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has offered a prayer (available at called "A Family Prayer for the Year of Faith":

O God, our Father, in Jesus you call all Christian families and homes to be signs of living faith.

By the light of the Holy Spirit, lead us to be thankful for the gift of faith, and by that gift may we grow in our relationship with Jesus, your Son, and be confident witnesses to Christian hope and joy to all we meet.

In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


The USCCB also offers saints for the faithful to look to this Year of Faith — "10 Saints Who Were Great Evangelizers":

1. Sts. Peter and Paul

2. St. Jerome

3. St. Augustine

4. St. Patrick

5. St. Francis of Assisi

6. St. Ignatius of Loyola

7. St. Francis Xavier

8. St. Juan Diego

9. St. Daniel Comboni

10. St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus (also known as St. Thérèse of Lisieux and the Little Flower)

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