About the Year of St. Paul  

The Jubilee Year of St. Paul began on June 29, 2008 – the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul – and will conclude on June 29, 2009.  Catholics and Orthodox, and Christians of many other denominations as well, have marked this special year—the second millennium of the apostle’s birth—by reflecting on his words, seeking his intercession, and following the ancient pilgrim way that leads to the great Basilica which rises above the tomb of the Apostle just outside the ancient walls of Rome.
 
Read Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at the opening of the Year of St. Paul.  It is a wonderful introduction to the life of the Apostle and his undiminished relevance for the Church, 2,000 years later. 
 
In 2008-2009, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about St. Paul in a series of 20 special Wednesday audiences.  You can explore these reflections on St. Paul here (2008) and here (2009).
 
Pope Benedict XVI has granted a special plenary indulgence to the faithful who observe the Jubilee of St. Paul.  Read the detailed requirements for the indulgence here



St. James Cathedral, Seattle