If I were asked to choose a feast day for catechists, I’d have to choose Christmas. Christmas is the day that we celebrate the Incarnation, the Word made flesh. Throughout the year, catechists “enflesh” (i.e. give bodily form to; make real or concrete) the Word of God. I have no doubt that this is why Pope Francis chose to pray for catechists this December as his monthly prayer intention. Pope Francis is asking the Church to join him in praying for catechists, “summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit, with joy and much peace.” This is my prayer for you this Christmas: may you joyfully, courageously, creatively, and enthusiastically announce the Word of God and be a living witness to the Word made flesh!
Enjoy the below video with Pope Francis’s message for catechists this December.
I wish you abundant blessings this Christmas and throughout the year!