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General: That those feeling so crushed by life that they wish to end it may sense the nearness of God’s love. Mission: That the celebration of World Mission Day may help all Christians realize that we are not only receivers but proclaimers of God’s word.
General: That people today, often overwhelmed by noise, may rediscover the value of silence and listen to the voice of God and their brothers and sisters. Mission: That Christians suffering persecution in many parts of the world may by their witness be prophets of Christ’s love.
Administrators of Justice. That administrators of justice may act always with integrity and right conscience. Seminaries. That seminaries, especially those of mission churches, may form pastors after the Heart of Christ, fully dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel.
General: That initiatives which defend and uphold the role of the family may be promoted within society. Mission: That Mary, Queen of the World and Star of Evangelization, may accompany all missionaries in proclaiming her Son Jesus.
From the Holy Father’s November 30th General Audience: In our catechesis on prayer, we now turn to Jesus, who by his own example most fully reveals the mystery of Christian prayer. A significant moment in this regard is Jesus’ prayer following his Baptism, which expresses his both his deepest identity as the Son of God [...]
General: That the Eastern Catholic Churches and their venerable traditions may be known and esteemed as a spiritual treasure for the whole Church. Mission: That the African continent may find strength in Christ to pursue justice and reconciliation as set forth by the second Synod of African Bishops.
General: That all teachers may know how to communicate love of the truth and instill authentic moral and spiritual values. Missionary Intention: That the Christian communities of Asia may proclaim the Gospel with fervor, witnessing to its beauty with the joy of faith.
General: That the Church may offer new generations, through the believable proclamation of the Gospel, ever-new reasons of life and hope. Missionary: That missionaries, with the proclamation of the Gospel and their witness of life, may bring Christ to all those who do not yet know Him. +++ Midway through Lent, now is as good a time [...]
“Down in adoration falling this great Sacrament we hail. Over ancient forms departing, newer rites of grace prevail. Faith for all defects supplying where the feeble senses fail. To the everlasting Father and the Son who reigns on high, with the Spirit blessed proceeding forth, from each eternally: Be salvation, honor, blessing, might and endless majesty. Amen.”
General: That Catholic universities may more and more be places where, in the light of the Gospel, it is possible to experience the harmonious unity existing between faith and reason. Mission: That World Mission Day may afford an occasion for understanding that the task of proclaiming Christ is an absolutely necessary service to which the Church is [...]
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