Exploring Christus Vivit – Making room for the Young Church

by | Nov 17, 2020 | All New, Books A, Church A, Church Archive, Youth

Editor Gerard Gallagher explains how ‘Exploring Christus Vivit’ features an international group of writers examining key themes in Pope Francis’ 2019 apostolic exhortation

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Exploring Christus Vivit

In his 2019 apostolic exhortation Christus Vivit (‘Christ is Alive’), Pope Francis offers a message of hope and consolation to all the faithful, with a particular focus on the young people of today and their relationship with Jesus. Speaking to the Church as a whole, he reminds us of the youthfulness the Church should embody, while also considering how to renew youth and young adult ministry and emphasising the importance of ‘making room for the young Church’. In this instructive companion volume, Gerard Gallagher invites a selection of people who work in the area of youth and young adult ministry to discuss key themes from Christus Vivit and to explore practical ways in which young people today can navigate life’s challenges and setbacks, while still ‘walking the path to holiness’.

This practical guide offers not only reflections on topics such as the challenges of youth and young adult ministry in changing times, the importance of family and the building up of a culture of vocation and discernment, but also offers questions and prompts for further contemplation as an aid to individual readers or those studying Christus Vivit in a group setting.

About the Editor
Gerard Gallagher is a pastoral coordinator in the Archdiocese of Dublin and has worked in youth and young adult ministry for over twenty years. He is author of Are We Losing the Young Church? (Columba Press), Your Child’s Confirmation (Redemptorist Publications), Making Your First Holy Communion: A Practical Guide for Millennial Parents (Amazon) and Return to Me with All your Heart (Veritas Publications).