Extraordinary Missionary Month
Preparing for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019.
From May to October we will pray for a different Missionary Intention each month. Also throughout this time, you can light a candle for your own intentions to be included in our prayers.
The Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019
In 2019, 100 years have passed since the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud of Pope Benedict XV. To celebrate this anniversary Pope Francis has called the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019.
The theme of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019
The Holy Father indicated for the Extraordinary Missionary Month the theme "Baptized and sent: the Church of Christ on a mission in the world". To reawaken awareness of the missio ad gentes and resume the responsibility of proclaiming the Gospel with new impetus, unite the pastoral care of Pope Benedict XV in Maximum Illud and the missionary vitality expressed by Pope Francis in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium : "The Action missionary is the paradigm of every work of the Church " (EG 15).
How to live the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019
Four dimensions indicated to us by the Pope, to live more intensely the journey of preparation and realization of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 are:
The personal encounter with Jesus Christ alive in His Church through the Eucharist, the Word of God, personal and community prayer;
The witness: the saints, the martyrs of the mission and the confessors of faith, an expression of the Churches scattered throughout the world;
Missionary formation: writing, catechesis, spirituality and theology;
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