The Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) Study Guide

A Companion to Pope Francis's First Encyclical
Author: Jared Dees

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Publication date: September 24, 2013

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Perfect for personal study and for all types of faith formation groups, The Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) Study Guide is the first available resource of its kind. All Catholics will benefit from its rich commentary, reflection questions, and ideas for living more fully by the “light of faith.”

This study guide is the essential companion to Lumen Fidei, Pope Francis’s first encyclical, which was published in July of 2013. Jared Dees—author and seasoned religion teacher—leverages his expertise in education and theology to welcome Catholics into encyclicals in general and this one in particular—which Pope Francis called the “work of four hands” since it completes work started by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Dees presents summaries of each section of the encyclical, in-depth commentary, reflection questions, a glossary of key terms, and suggestions for integrating the encyclical into personal or community spiritual life. Additionally, there are appendices that address Lumen Fidei for pastors, leaders of adult faith formation and RCIA, catechists, teachers, and families.

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  • “Insightful commentary and excellent questions for reflection.”

    “The Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) Study Guide is a wonderful companion piece to Pope Francis's first encyclical. Jared Dees guides readers through the text with a catechist's heart by offering insightful commentary and excellent questions for reflection. This study guide is a must read for catechists, Catholic school teachers, pastors, and individual Catholics looking to deepen their understanding of the virtue of faith as outlined in Lumen Fidei.”

    Jonathan F. Sullivan
    Director of Catechetical Services
    Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

  • “An outstanding resource for the New Evangelization.”

    “Pope Francis has said of Lumen Fidei that it could be useful for those 'searching for God and for the meaning of life.' This study guide is a clear, intuitive, and compelling resource for these spiritual seekers. In this way, it is an outstanding resource for the New Evangelization.”

    Sean Ater
    Director of the Office of the New Evangelization
    Archdiocese of Cincinnati

  • “An accessible, affectionate guide.”

    “An accessible, affectionate guide to the beauty and challenge of Lumen Fidei. Dees’s commentaries are the real gold here, filled with examples from daily living.”

    Joyce Donahue
    Catechetical Associate
    Diocese of Joliet Religious Education Office

  • “Thoughtful summaries and friendly language.”

    “With thoughtful summaries and friendly language, this study guide will help every reader unpack, reflect, and apply Lumen Fidei in the Year of Faith and beyond!”

    Pat Gohn
    Author of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

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