‘Unity yes, Uniformity no’ – Pope Francis
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‘Unity yes, Uniformity no’ – Pope Francis

Rome (Agenzia Fides) – The freedom that Christ gave to the baptized is “a novelty” that could encompass “all peoples and cultures” and freed from temptations and errors – which often existed in the history of evangelization – “only one cultural model” or wanting to enforce or dictating to others one’s own life model as…

Beatification Pauline Jaricot Announced
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Beatification Pauline Jaricot Announced

Lyon (Agenzia Fides) – Pauline Jaricot will be blessed on May 22, 2022. This was announced by the Secretary General of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in France, Gaëtan Boucharlat de Chazotte, through a video message sent to Fides. The foundress of the Association of the Propagation of the Faith and of the Living Rosary…

Britain: A Taste of Global Solidarity in Batley Carr
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Britain: A Taste of Global Solidarity in Batley Carr

A great time was had at the Leeds Diocesan Mission Mass on Saturday 25th September. It was a great opportunity to thank and pray for Missio’s volunteer Local Secretaries and Red Box supporters across the Diocese of Leeds, and also to start to prepare for World Mission Sunday, which this year takes place on 24th…

On Training Pastors for our Contemporary World
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On Training Pastors for our Contemporary World

The priests of yesterday were formed in a religious and patriarchal mold. In addition, they also had a strong sense of entitlement. In the secularized world of today, however, problems are more related to the social sciences, management and technology. Our social situation is also more pluralistic and democratic than in earlier times. No wonder…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for Extraordinary Mission Month: Missionary Disciples
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for Extraordinary Mission Month: Missionary Disciples

“Jesus asks us all, and you as well, to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?” Pope Francis opened The Pope Video—containing his prayer intention for the month of October—with that invitation to all Christians. The Pope said we are all invited to be open to Jesus’ call and to live united to Him in the…

October Extraordinary Mission Month- World Mission Church!
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October Extraordinary Mission Month- World Mission Church!

Simply put, we are the world’s encounter with God. We are God’s gift to the world. And when we act otherwise, we are betraying our vocation. So, how should we act? Does being the incarnation of God’s mission today mean we should be God’s recruiting agents? No. Jesus did not proselytize. Usually when he healed…

October Mission Month: A personal Reflection
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October Mission Month: A personal Reflection

A DREAM EVER COMING TRUE, EVER TRUE!  Every now and then we go back to the blazing, compelling reason why we left everything or stopped wandering and began to follow Him.  The very reasons that make us now fools or nobodies or ministers or famous; why we chose the road less travelled for adventure or…

Roosendaal, The Netherlands: Historic Mill Hill Missionary Location Organises Exhibition
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands: Historic Mill Hill Missionary Location Organises Exhibition

Encounter As part of the preparation for the Brederoc (artist name of Fr Kees Breed MHM) exhibition -12 September 2022- I came across a portrait of Father Cornelis Simons (+ 12-12-1934) in the exhibition of “Hemel en Aarde” (Heaven and Earth)  in the Tongerlohuys museum in Roosendaal Here the ‘Story of Roosendaal’ was told through…

‘You Cannot Separate Mission from Contemplation’ – Pope Francis to Missionaries
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‘You Cannot Separate Mission from Contemplation’ – Pope Francis to Missionaries

“You are missionaries: if you want your mission to be truly fruitful, you cannot separate your mission from contemplation and a life of intimacy with the Lord. If you want to be witnesses, you cannot cease being adorers,” he said, in a Spanish written text provided by the Holy See press office. The XXVI General…