Pope Benedict XVI has declared 28 June 2008 till 29 June 2009, the ‘Year of St Paul’ to mark the 2,000th anniversary of St Paul’s birth.
Celebrating the beginning of the Pauline Year, Benedict stressed that this was not a time to reflect on past history but rather that:
Paul wants to speak to us – today. That is why I chose to establish this special ‘Pauline Year’: in order to listen to him and learn today from him as our teacher, ‘the faith and the truth’ in which the reasons for unity among Christ’s disciples are rooted.
Let us not ask ourselves only: who was Paul? Let us ask ourselves above all: who is Paul? What does he say to me?
(excerpts from the Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI from the Celebration of First Vespers of the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul for the Opening of the Pauline Year.)
This website provides a range of resources to help you read, reflect and discover what message Paul speaks to us today. It includes lists of:
If your local parish or group is holding an event to celebrate the Year of Paul, please send an email to the address below so that it can be included in our events calendar.
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” (Philippians 4:23)