Christus Vivit: The Pathway to Accompaniment (Digital Download)


This 90-page downloadable pdf is a practical study guide of ten major themes interwoven throughout Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on ministry to and with youth and young adults. Each section covers a theme with both conceptual and practical elements – it starts with key quotes and thematic overview, then unpacks the ministerial context, and concludes with application through faith sharing and reflection questions as well as a thematic prayer. Each section contains numerous hyperlinks to a host of online downloads and documents, multiplying the richness and diversity of the guide to serve as a timeless resource for this visionary document on youth and young adult ministry.

The Ten Major Themes Include:

  • Theme 1 : The Holiness of the Young
  • Theme 2 : The Spirit of Synodality
  • Theme 3 : The Journey of Accompaniment
  • Theme 4 : The Now: Reality and Response
  • Theme 5 : The Gospel Message
  • Theme 6 : Pathways of Ministry
  • Theme 7 : The Wisdom of Generations
  • Theme 8 : The Call to Leadership
  • Theme 9 : An Invitation to Discernment
  • Theme 10 : Our Pathway to Mission


Bilingual Note: The themes covered in the study guide were intentionally also stated in Spanish to keep the integrity of the the original language Pope Francis used in Christus Vivit. We are working on translating the full guide to Spanish and will release it as soon as it is available.

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