The Year of the Word celebrates “The God who speaks” and helps us to remember that our Lord is communicating with us every day, very frequently, but especially through the Bible. The Bible is THE Word of God and having been created though the works of the Holy Spirit, is far more that just a historical text.
This special year marks not only the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini (“The Word of the Lord”), but also the 1600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, known for translating the Bible into Latin (the “Vulgate”).
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Feature – Gospel of John – Lumo Project
LUMO is a groundbreaking, multi-language biblical resource that was created to transform the way in which people engage, discover, and study the life of Jesus through the Gospels, and to resource ministries seeking to promote global biblical literacy.
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Official Prayer for the Year of the Word
“The Bible is the book of the Lord’s people, who, in listening to it, move from dispersion and division toward unity, as well as come to understand God’s love and become inspired to share it with others.” Pope Francis.
you walk alongside us and
speak to us throughout the Scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ,
listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live for one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit
to open our hearts and minds
so that we may be your witnesses
throughout the world