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Misericordiae Vultus

July 29, 2015

Excerpts: 1. Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of the Christian faith. Mercy has become living and visible in Jesus of Nazareth, reaching its culmination in him. The Father, “rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4), after having revealed his name to Moses as “a God merciful …..

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What is a MISSIONARY?

July 29, 2015

The word “MISSIONARY” probably calls to mind the classical image of priests and nuns who sacrifice comfort and travel to far away and remote places to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ among “pagans.” By today’s standards, this image not only seems old-fashioned but also incredible! Who lives such a life anymore? The work of …..

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Summer Mission Appeal

July 21, 2015

The following is a reflection from Christina Bax, one of the women who attended a 2014 Mission Immersion to Nairobi, Kenya.  She is representing St. Clare Umoja Academy in rural Kenya for the 2015 Summer Mission Appeal. Gospel Reading on Sunday, July 12, 2015: Mark 6: 7-13 Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send …..

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The Mission Office, formerly known as the Catholic Missions Office, looks to educate and inspire people to take seriously their baptismal responsibility to be on mission in whatever context they live and work. The Office is at the service of the worldwide Church while remaining firmly rooted in the Archdiocese of Chicago. It also serves as the local representative for the Pontifical Mission Societies: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Missionary Childhood Association, The Society of Saint Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.

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"Today, as the Church seeks to experience a profound missionary renewal, there is a kind of preaching which falls to each of us as a daily responsibility. It has to do with bringing the Gospel to the people we meet, whether they be our neighbours or complete strangers. This is the informal preaching which takes place in the middle of a conversation, something along the lines of what a missionary does when visiting a home. Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others, and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey." - Evangelii Gaudium (127)

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