Missione Interprovinciale « Madre Serafina » in Madagascar

Mese Missionario Straordinario Ottobre 2019

Pope Francis announced the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud. 

“Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Mission Month. Awakening the awareness of the missio ad gentes, and reinvigorating the sense of responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel with new enthusiasm, are themes that combine the pastoral concern of Pope Benedict XV in his Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud, published 100 years ago, with the missionary vitality expressed by Pope Francis in his recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium: “Missionary action is the paradigm of every work of the Church.” (EG 15)

From EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH

There are four dimensions, specified by the Pope, to live more intensely the journey of preparation for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019: (From  EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH)

A personal encounter with Jesus Christ alive in His Church through the Eucharist, the Word of God, personal and communal prayer;

Testimony: missionary saints, martyrs and confessors of the faith, as an expression of the Church scattered throughout the world;

Missionary formation: biblical, catechetical, spiritual and theological;

Missionary charity.

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