Faith is an act of believing in, and having a relationship with, the one, true, living God.

By his grace, God gives us faith so that we can respond when He speaks to us and while He stays close to us. Since it is a gift, faith can either be accepted or rejected.

Faith is what drives us to search for God, to learn who He is, and understand what He chooses to reveal to us.

As Catholics, we profess our faith together at Mass and share our experiences with other believers throughout our lives.

God moves us to faith:

Believing means entrusting oneself in full freedom and joyfully to God’s providential plan for history, as did the Patriarch Abraham, as did Mary of Nazareth. Faith, then, is an assent with which our mind and our heart say their “yes” to God, confessing that Jesus is Lord. And this “yes” transforms life, unfolds the path toward fullness of meaning, thereby making it new, rich in joy and trustworthy hope.

Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, October 24, 2012

Faith is different from opinion and knowledge:

By his Revelation, “the invisible God, from the fullness of his love, addresses men as his friends, and moves among them, in order to invite and receive them into his own company.” The adequate response to this invitation is faith.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 142

Faith is our response to God loving us:

Acts of faith establish a relationship with God:

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old received divine approval. By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear.

Hebrews 11: 1-3

Faith is a type of knowledge:

We relate to God and to other people through faith:

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