The apostolic letter outlines the priorities for the Catholic Church for the third millennium and beyond. The opening paragraph cites Jesus inviting the Apostle Simon Peter to "put out into the deep" for a catch: "Duc in altum" Lk Peter and his companions trusted Christ's words, and cast the nets. Understood in his divine and human mystery, Christ is the foundation and centre of history, he is its meaning and ultimate goal.
His incarnation, culminating in the Paschal Mystery and the gift of the Spirit, is the pulsating heart of time, the mysterious hour in which the Kingdom of God came to us cf. Mk , indeed took root in our history, as the seed destined to become a great tree cf.
Mk The program already exists: it is the plan found in the Gospel and in the living Tradition, it is the same as ever. Ultimately, it has its center in Christ himself, who is to be known, loved and imitated, so that in him we may live the life of the Trinity, and with him transform history until its fulfilment in the heavenly Jerusalem.
This is a program which does not change with shifts of times and cultures, even though it takes account of time and culture for the sake of true dialogue and effective communication. This program for all times is our program for the Third Millennium.
Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte
The highest priority is put on holiness or sanctity: "All Christian faithful The second priority is the basic means to arrive at holiness: "This training in holiness calls for a Christian life distinguished above all in the art of prayer.
Another priority is the New Evangelization : "Over the years, I have often repeated the summons to the new evangelization. I do so again now, especially in order to insist that we must rekindle in ourselves the impetus of the beginnings and allow ourselves to be filled with the ardour of the apostolic preaching which followed Pentecost.
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