Since Dignitas was launched earlier this year, we have been blessed beyond expectation with encouraging responses from readers around hte globe who support our work and have promised us their prayers. To those who have reached out to us we send our sincere thanks! Your encouragement has not only reassured us that Dignitas' message is relevant and needed, but it has also allowed us to experience the powerful, encouraging reality of the Body of Christ.
With this in mind, we set out to plan this fall issue with the desire to "pay forward" your gift of encouragement, and the exciting start of this new Year of Faith providing the perfect guiding theme.
In his Apostolic Letter announcing the new Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI called us to intensify our reflection on the content of the Catholic faith as it is "professed, celebrated, lived, and prayed." Our hope is that in this issue of Dignitas you'll find articles that encourage you to deepen your understanding and practice of the faith. To end this, we've covered a wide range of topics that concern our daily living of the faith, including articles on reexamining our fitness habits and the five non-negotiable issues that should guide Catholic voters. We also feature inspiring articles about one college student's journey to the convent, and another woman's path to becoming an advocate for impoverished women in Ethiopia.
We pray that this Year of Faith be one of authentic spiritual renewal for our readers and for the whole Body of Christ!
In Him, The Dignitas Team