"Spare a thought and prayer for our brothers and sisters overseas who are scrambling desperately to survive in the face of so much relentless adversity," says WMI director Fr Michael O'Sullivan.
Digital outreach ramps up while in-person gatherings for prayer and fellowship remain suspended – FOCUS.
The mission of Viatores Christi is to work in solidarity with partner organisations to improve the lives of local people by improving access to basic services.
According to information gathered by Agenzia Fides, 29 missionaries were killed throughout the world including 18 priests, 1 permanent deacon, 2 religious men, 2 nuns and 6 laypeople.
The response to Pope Francis’ Extraordinary Missionary Month has been hugely successful in the Catholic Church across the world - The Irish News.
“When we pray together, we share in God’s love. We’re inspired to make the world a better place.”
Thousands of life-changing projects have been implemented with one common thread: Misean Cara members working in solidarity with a community to address a real and immediate need.
“With every contract signed, every meal provided and every diploma granted, Sr Orla Treacy advances the status of women and the cause of peace in South Sudan.”
Priests, religious, and lay people share the same daily life as the common people, bringing them the witness of love and service as a sign of hope and peace.
"Become missionary disciples, ever more passionately devoted to Jesus and His mission, to the ends of the earth."
Ordained in 1995, Fr Tim Mulroy is a former school teacher from Swinford, and has served in Japan and the US.
“Today, Columban missionaries are at the forefront of teaching about reconciliation and justice, caring for the earth, our common home, and pointing out how the poorest peoples of the world suffer most from the throwaway culture of greed and waste.”
The new policy should focus on Ireland’s contribution to building a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world.
“You have been wonderful ambassadors for Ireland and for your faith. By your actions you have humbled us, and by your words you now draw the attention of our country to climate justice.”
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“Reach Out and Spread the Joy” thinking about the work of Irish missionaries abroad
“They have been wonderful in their ability to contribute. Very often, as missionaries, they just do the work – they are not looking for the limelight.”
I have noticed the shoots of this new springtime in so many people and places across Ireland – Archbishop Eamon Martin.
"Our true success is reflected in the lives that are changed for the better in places that face extraordinary challenges, such as South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and parts of Kenya and India. It is inspiring to see a life transformed due the active care and belief of a missionary.”
“People from abroad are often astonished at the level of antipathy to the Church displayed in our country.”
“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.
Pope Francis treats Rome's homeless to trips to the beach followed by dinner in a pizzeria.
"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.
“We may be facing a period of renewed nationalism, as well as strident regionalism within some current states,” Bishop McKeown warns.
“We in Ireland are not at all used to the humility demanded by the fact that we might have something to receive," IMU president Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.
Parish priests from the Diocese of Jalingo will take up appointments for a period of three years with the option of staying for longer.
Benedict Daswa was baptised by Fr Gus O’Brien (MSC), who is originally from Galway, while Fr John Finn (MSC) from Clare presided at his burial.
The Church has provided great spiritual, human and material support to the people making a decisive contribution towards Timor Leste’s process of liberation.
Introduction of overseas missionaries aims to offset the decline and ageing profile of Kilmore's priests.
Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.