EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH

OCTOBER 2019

 

"Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World"  is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Missionary 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)

 How to Live the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019
There are four dimensions, specified by Pope Francis, to live more intensely the journey of preparation for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019:

  1. A personal encounter with Jesus Christ alive in His Church through the Eucharist, the Word of God, personal and communal prayer;
  2. Testimony: missionary saints, martyrs and confessors of the faith, as an expression of the Church scattered throughout the world;
  3. Missionary formation: biblical, catechetical, spiritual and theological;
  4. Missionary charity.

Message of Pope Francis on World Mission Day 2019 Full Text  

 

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Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019   Website  

 

People in love never stand still: they are drawn out of themselves; they are attracted and attract others in turn; they give themselves to others and build relationships that are life-giving. As far as God’s love is concerned, no one is useless or insignificant. Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love. 

This missionary mandate touches us personally: I am a mission, always; you are a mission, always; every baptized man and woman is a mission. 

Pope Francis

News

MAY 2019 - MAY 2020 LAUNCHING of THE YEAR OF ABBOT FRANCIS PFANNER

It was on the 18th of May 2019 when the Congregation of the Missionaries of Mariannhill (CMM), the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood (CPS), and the faithful of Umzimkulu Diocese, Kokstad Diocese, Mariannhill Diocese, Archdiocese of Durban and other dioceses came together in South Africa to celebrate the life and works of Abbot Francis Pfanner and to launch a special year commemmorating his 110th Death Anniversary.

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Read the article and view some photos from Fr. Thamsanqa Njiyela CMM, the Director of the Promotion Team for the Beatification of Abbot Francis: pdf110th Death Anniversary of Abbot Francis

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Provincials' Meeting at Heilig Bloed, the Netherlands

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Farewell from the Motherhouse!  The Provincial/Regional Superiors’ Meeting of 2019 has come to an end at Heilig Bloed, the Netherlands.  It was a time of grace and blessing for the General Leadership Team and the Provincial/Regional Superiors of DR Congo, Europe, East Africa, Eastern Cape, Korea, Mariannhill, Mozambique, North America and Zimbabwe-Zambia.  We thank you all for your prayer support and all who assisted us in so many ways.  Special thanks to our Sisters in the Motherhouse for your prayers, for your simple, joyful witness and for making us feel so much at home.  Dank u wel!!

pdfNewsletter 1          pdfNewsletter 2          pdfFinal Newsletter

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Celebrating Abbot Francis Pfanner's 110th Death Anniversary

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Many celebrations were held around the world to honour Abbot Francis Pfanner who died on 24 May 1909.  In Rome, we Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood celebrated with joy and pride our Father Founder's 110th Death Anniversary on 25 May 2019, together with our brothers, the Missionaries of Mariannhill.

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UISG PLENARY - ROME, 6-10 MAY 2019

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Join 850 Superiors General of Congregations of Women Religious in Rome as they explore the theme: “Sowers of Prophetic Hope” inspired by Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans to give you a future full of hope”.  Click here:  UISG PLENARY 2019    Programme

VIDEO:  Audience of the UISG Assembly Participants with Pope Francis - May 10, 2019

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EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH

OCTOBER 2019

 

"Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World"  is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Missionary Month. Awakening the awareness of the missio ad gentes, and reinvigorating the sense of responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel with new enthusiasm,

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