Rome, Italy. In preparation for the coming EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH OF OCTOBER 2019, we present to you the section of the Congregational Website: https://www.claret.org/extraordinary-mission-month-of-october-2019/
On 22 October 2017, World Mission Day, Pope Francis publicly announced to the whole Church his intention to designate an Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud. On the same day, the Holy Father sent a letter to Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and President of the Supreme Council of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS). He entrusted him with the work of preparing for this event, especially by raising awareness among the particular Churches, the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, and among associations, movements, communities, and other ecclesial bodies.
The theme of the Extraordinary Mission Month of October is “Baptized and sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the world”
Pope Francis wants this extraordinary missionary month to rest on these four points:
1. A personal encounter with Jesus Christ living in his Church: in the Eucharist, in the Word of God, and in 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.
As WE ARE MISSIONARIES, the whole Congregation is invited to make this extraordinary mission month be remarkable in our Congregation.
Materials and reflections will be included in the coming months.