Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Faith, hope, charity

Christian existence

Artlover, Three sisters

It seems that Benedict XVI had planned a trilogy of encyclicals on the theological virtues: faith, hope (cf. "Spe Salvi", 2007) and charity (cf. "Deus Caritas Est", 2005). Divine Providence has willed that the third of these encyclicals, Lumen fidei, appeared, with the collaboration of the German Pope, now emeritus, in the Year of Faith and in the pontificate of his successor, Pope Francis.

     Since the introduction we have learned about the relationship between these three virtues with reference to the saving plan of the Triune God: