One such example is the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XV16 which extends from October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013. (see http://www.annusfidei.va/content/novaevangelizatio/en.html) In his Apostolic Letter “Porta Fidei”, which put forth the reasons and plans for the year, the Holy Father drew attention to the fact that the world is losing its faith in God and it is in dire need of evangelization. http://www.annusfidei.va/content/novaevangelizatio/en/benedetto-xvi/lettera-apostolica--porta-fidei-.html
There is so much on the internet, in solid Catholic publications etc about this very special gift of time that Holy Mother Church is giving us to renew our very own gift of faith, to grow in the knowledge of our Catholic faith, and to share our knowledge and love of God with others who were baptized but who were never really catechized and/or who have drifted away from the church. (see some related web sites: http://www.vatican.va/special/annus_fidei/index_en.htm and http://catholic-year-of-faith.com/?p=878
Our Sisters are taking this year very seriously. Each Sunday we are studying excerpts from the Catechism of The Catholic Church in order to refesh our understanding of the tenants of our faith.
(Typing with a broken arm is challenging but perhaps I can share some additional thoughts later!)
Meanwhile, let us thank God for the gift our Catholic Faith!