Life is a Mission!
Every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth.
To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future and they give direction to our lives.
More than anyone else, young people feel the power of life breaking in upon us and attracting us. To live out joyfully our responsibility for the world is a great challenge. I am well aware of lights and shadows of youth; when I think back to my youth and my family, I remember the strength of my hope for a better future.
The fact that we are not in this world by our own choice makes us sense that there is an initiative that precedes us and makes us exist. Each one of us is called to reflect on this fact: “I am a mission on this Earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world” (Evangelii Gaudium, 273).
Message for the 92nd World Mission Day 2018
We give thanks to God for the countless blessings we have received this year, especially for our 18 Sisters around the world who made their Final Profession on 8 December 2018!! The celebrations took place in Zimbabwe, Moçambique, South Africa, South Korea, Kenya and DR Congo. Congratulations, Sisters! May the Precious Blood of Jesus bless and protect you always.
Sr. Bernadette Mtimkulu, CPS is currently the oldest Missionary Sister of the Precious Blood around the world. She celebrated her 100th Birthday on 26 November 2018 at Glen Avent Convent, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Sister will reach another milestone soon when, God-willing, she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee - 70 Years of Religious Profession - on 6 January 2019.
We thank God for a century of blessings and life in abundance for our dear Sr. Bernadette!
Pope Francis welcomed the Bishops of northern Europe (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland) for their ad limina visit in Rome on 5-12 June 2018. Sr. Anna Mirijam Kaschner, CPS, Secretary General of the Scandinavian Bishops' Conference, had the opportunity to meet the Holy Father as well as visit the different dicasteries.