Gaudete et Exsultate

On April 9, 2018, Pope Francis released an apostolic exhortation on holiness titled Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). In this document, Pope Francis shows that holiness is not an impossible task – we, no matter who we are, can achieve holiness in the ordinary moments of our lives. Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, the papal vicar, said, “The pope wants to tell us that holiness is not something else apart from our everyday life, but it is exactly our ordinary existence lived in an extraordinary ways.”

“We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.”

~ Pope Francis

We have developed the resources below to help guide your study of Pope Francis’ exhortation in both your personal life and within your faith community. You can read the exhortation, “Gaudete Et Exsultate,” or, “on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World,” here. Then, we invite you to share with your community by joining us as we reflect on Pope Francis’ message with the 30-Day Prayer Journal, Reflection Guide, and a “Beatitude Examination of Conscience” available below: