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Collected together here are the words - good, true and beautiful - of our holy fathers Pope Francis, Papa Benedict XVI, St John Paul II & St Paul VI on the events in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ and the creeds of our faith. Their words were spoken in catechesis at general audiences, in their homilies and at the Sunday Angelus in St Peter's Square.

There are the encyclicals, apostolic exhortations & apostolic letters of Francis, BXVI, St JPII, St PVI, St John XXIII, St Pius X, Popes Pius XII, Pius XI, BXV & Leo XIII. The Totus2us recordings included are on the podcasts Papa's Words, Catechesis with St JPII, Catechesis with BXVI, Catechesis with Francis & Novenas.

There's catechesis by Saint John Paul II on:
God the Father (from January 1985 till August 1986 - 64 catecheses)
God the Son (from August 1986 till April 1989 - 97 catecheses)
God the Holy Spirit (from April 1989 till 1991 - 82 catecheses)
the Church
(from July 1991 till August 1995 - 137 catecheses)
Mary, Mother of God (from September 1995 till November 1997 - 70 catecheses)
Salvation History (from November 1997 till March 2001 - 119 catecheses)

There's catechesis by both Benedict XVI and Francis on the Creed given during the Year of Faith. There's also catecheses by Pope Francis on:
the Church (from June - November 2014)
the Holy Mass (November 2017 - April 2018)
the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation (April - June 2018)

Events in the life of Jesus and the creeds of our faith are celebrated by the Church as solemnities and feast days throughout the year, inviting us to live their mystery in our daily lives. Solemnities & Feast days included here are:

The Annunciation by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of Our Lord - 25th March
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth - 31st May
The Nativity of Jesus - Christmas day, 25th December, & Octave
Mary, Mother of God, Theotokos - New Years Day, 1st January
The Epiphany - 6th January
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple - 2nd February
The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan - Sunday after the Epiphany
The Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor - 6th August
Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem & the Passion - Palm Sunday & annual World Youth Day
The Last Supper - Holy Thursday (beginning of the Easter Triduum)
The Crucifixion of Our Lord - Good Friday
Jesus in the tomb - Holy Saturday
The Resurrection of Jesus - Easter Sunday & Octave
Divine Mercy - 8th day, 2nd Sunday of Easter
The Ascension of Jesus Christ - Thursday, 40 days after Easter Sunday
Pentecost - Sunday, 10 days after the Ascension
The Most Holy Trinity - Sunday after Pentecost
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus - Thursday after Trinity Sunday, Feast of Corpus Christi
The Sacred Heart of Jesus - Friday in the week following Corpus Christi
The Exaltation of the Cross - 14th September
Christ the King - last Sunday in the Liturgical Year
The Immaculate Conception of Mary - 8th December
The Birth Day of Mary - 8th September
The Assumption of Mary - 15th August
The Queenship of Mary - 22nd August
Chair of St Peter - 22nd February
Saints Peter and Paul - 29th June
All Saints - 1st November
All Souls - 2nd November

All these pages include links to the texts of the holy fathers' words in Arabic, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese & Spanish on the Vatican website. Totus2us' free mp3 audio recordings are also included by subject.