‘The Sunday of the Word of God’

Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be dedicated to the Word of God. Devoting a special day “to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God” will help the Church “experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world,” the Pope said.

The declaration to have a “Sunday of the Word of God” was made in a new document, given motu proprio, on the pope’s own initiative. Its title, Aperuit Illis, is based on a verse from the Gospel of St. Luke, “Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.”


For more about Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter here