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Deus Caritas Est – God is Love – is the first Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. It was promulgated on 25th January 2006 and is a profound two part reflection on Christian love.

The text is available to read on the Vatican website by clicking here . It can be ordered online for purchase at the Catholic Truth Society and at Veritas . You may wish to read two helpful commentaries on the Encyclical by Fr. James V. Schall S.J . and Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J . respectively. Both are provided courtesy of the Ignatius Insight website.

Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis has written a series of reflections on the Holy Father's Encyclical Letter. His Grace has kindly permitted links to his work. There are fifteen sections and you can download each by clicking on the appropriate part:

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Part VI

Part VII


Part IX

Part X

Part XI

Part XII


Part XIV

Part XV