Catechesi Tradendae – Module Two

Module Two of the Catechesi Tridendae study guide looks at the next section of the text of Saint Pope John Paul II's landmark document on Catechesis.

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It’s important that catechists truly understand, believe, and proclaim the knowability of God, and the certainty of faith.

The proclamation of the Gospel is not an announcement of mere opinion, or something that the Church thinks might be true. It is the absolute truth: certain, unchanging, and knowable.

This module starts by examining catechesis in the Church’s pastoral and missionary activity.

Prayer Before Study

St Thomas Aquinas’s Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion. This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever. Amen.


This 24-page PDF contains:

  • Meditation on the Themes of the Text
  • Outline of the Text
  • Text of Catechesi Tradendae
  • Summary Questions
  • Lectio Divina Passages
  • Prompts for Journaling
  • Discussion Questions

It can be downloaded and printed so you can follow the second section of Catechesi Tradendae.


We have produced four audio readings of Catechesi Tradendae. Archbishop John Wilson reads the second quarter of the document. Note: This was produced in 2019 – the 40th anniversary of Catechesi Tradendae.

Prayer After Study

Holy Lord, I thank you for the opportunity you have given me to study your Word and to grow in knowledge and love of your wisdom. As I now return to other tasks I pray that you will continue to enlighten my mind to know you better and enflame my heart to grow in love of you. Help your holy Word to take root and blossom in my soul so that all that I have learned in study may shine forth in everything that I do. Help me to build up your kingdom here on earth and grant me many more opportunities to know you better through study. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, your living and true Word. Amen.