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Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive!

Resource list for Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis

Christus Vivit: Pathway to Accompaniment
Webinar Series

It has been just over a year since Pope Francis promulgated Christus Vivit, the fruits of which the church is still unpacking. As the first magisterial document written not just about young people, but directly to them, Christus Vivit should, and does, have a far reaching impact on all ministry involving young people. NFCYM has created a four-part webinar series on 10 major themes of Christus Vivit, designed to help you and the young people you serve explore and implement the document in a practical way.

Note: The accompanying study guide will be available for sale on July 15 with the launch of our new store.


Christus Vivit Audio Book

Enjoy both an English and Spanish reading of “Christus Vivit”: Post-Synodal Exhortation to Young People and to the entire People of God.

Listen to the audiobook chapter by chapter, in English by Ansel Augustine, D.Min, who has dedicated his life to assisting others in their faith journey. Not only has he worked with youth and young adults, but his message spans all generations and backgrounds.

Listen to the Spanish recording by Brenda Noriega, Young Adults Programs Coordinator in the Office of Ministry With Young Catholics in the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino. Brenda has beeing serving young people as a youth minister for twelve years.

A very special thank you to ODB Films for their help in making the recording of this audiobook.

NFCYM Christus Vivit Resources

Bring Christus Vivit to life in your ministry with the following resources created by NFCYM members. 

Filled with the love of Christ, young people are called to be witnesses of the Gospel wherever they find themselves, by the way they live.

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Vatican Documents

Christus Vivit (Apostolic Exhortation)

English  Español

Pre-Synodal Final Document

English  Español

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Young People (2017) – announcing the 2018 Synod

English  Español

The Final Synod Document

English  Español

The 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment: Preparatory Document

English  Español

“Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world.”
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We cannot just say that young people are the future of our world. They are its present.

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