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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
Missionary Prayer Intention
18 January 2005
The Pope's 2006 Missionary and General Intentions for the Apostleship of Prayer
JANUARY Missionary For migrants: may they be recognised as persons created in the image and likeness of God and welcomed with respect and charity General For all Christians: may they grow in unity and love in ...
17 January 2005
Pope John Paul II’s Missionary Prayer intention for January: “For vocations in mission lands: may the Lord continue to call holy and selfless men and women eager to proclaim the Gospel”. Comment Archbishop Robert Sarah secretary Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Vatican City (Fides Service) - “Today, as in the past, mission is difficult and complex, and demands the courage and light of the Spirit. We often experience the dramatic situation of the first Christian community whi ...
25 November 2004
VATICAN - Pope John Paul II’s missionary intention for December 2004: "That the incarnation of Jesus Christ may be the authentic model for every attempt at inculturating the Gospel" Comment by Paul Cardinal Poupard President of the Pontifical Council for Culture
Rome (Fides Service) - "The seed which is the Word of God sprouts from the good ground watered by divine dew. From this good ground the seed draws nourishing elements which it transforms and assimilates into itself. Fina ...
28 October 2004
Pope John Paul II’s missionary prayer intention for November 2004: That all those who work in the missionary will never forget that personal holiness and intimate union with Christ are the source of the efficacy of evangelisation. Comment by Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, Dean emeritus of the College of Cardinals
Vatican City (Fides Service) - We all know that in his long pontificate and even recently Pope John Paul II has elevated numerous men and women, priests and consecrated persons, members of religious families to the honou ...
27 September 2004
October 2004: “That the due presence of Catholics in national life and in the media of the Latin American continent may increase” Pope John Paul II’s missionary prayer intention. Comment by Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbishop of Mexico City
Vatican City (Fides Service) - In the post-synodal exhortation “Ecclesia in America”, Pope John Paul II encourages lay Catholics to be fully aware of their dignity as baptised Christians and he calls on bishops and p ...
30 August 2004
Pope John Paul II’s missionary prayer intention for September 2004: “That in Africa authentic brotherly cooperation may develop among all those who work for the growth and development of ecclesial Communities” Comment by Sr. Giuseppina Tresoldi SMC, Missionary in Uganda
Vatican City (Fides Service) - This month’s prayer intention calls our attention and reflection to Africa so that our prayer may be more intense and sincere. Africa is a continent of light and hope despite the shadow ...
27 July 2004
Pope John Paul II's mission prayer intention August 2004: “For ever greater unity and cooperation among Institutes working in the missions ” Comment by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Vatican City (Fides Service) - “The mission of Christ the Redeemer, which is entrusted to the Church, is still very far from completion”(Redemptoris Missio, 1). This statement made by the Holy Father, Pope John Paul ...
28 June 2004
Pope John Paul II’s missionary prayer intention July 2004: “That in young Churches the laity may receive more attention and be led to greater effort in evangelisation”. Comment Prof. Andrea Riccardi, founder S. Egidio Community
Vatican (Fides Service) - Prayer is a powerful force in the Church who with humility asks her Lord to fill her with the gifts of the Spirit. At this time of the year after Pentecost it is right to pray for the whole Peop ...
28 May 2004
Pope John Paul II's missionary prayer intention June 2004: “That religious freedom - a fundamental right of humankind - may meet with ever growing respect in Asian countries.” Comment by Archbishop Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Agra, India
Vatican City (Fides Service) - The world committed itself to the promotion of Human Rights with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. For many this was a target to be achieved and an ideal to be realized. ...
26 April 2004
The Pope’s missionary intention for May 2004 “That through the maternal intercession of Our Lady, Catholics may recognise the Eucharist as the heart of soul of missionary activity ”. Comment by Trappist Nuns at the Convent of Our Lady of San Giuseppe a Vitorchiano (Viterbo).
Rome (Fides Service) - According to a widespread religious conviction Christian missionary activity is first of all the expression of active generous and unselfish availability, willingness to carry the news of the Gospe ...
30 March 2004
Pope John Paul II’s Mission Intention for April 2004: “That the missionary spirit of "ad gentes" may become a theme of reflection and a matter of constant commitment in the ordinary pastoral activity of the Christian community” Comment by Rev. Father Antonio M. Pernia SVD, Superior General Society of the Divine Word
Vatican City (Fides Service) - During the mission month of October last year (2003), four saintly missionaries were raised to the glory of the altars. Three of them were declared saints - Daniel Comboni, founder of the ...
21 February 2004
for March 2004:That in Africa cooperation between missionary Institutes and local Churches may grow with respect for the variety of gifts” Comment by Cardinal Francis Arinze Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Vatican City (Fides Service) - “Very suitably the Holy Father has chosen as his missionary intention for March 2004 the intensification of collaboration between missionary institutes and the local Churches in Africa, c ...
4 February 2004
POPE JOHN PAUL II’S PRAYER INTENTIONS 2005 ASSIGNED TO THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER FOR THE YEAR
JANUARY Missionary - For vocations in mission lands: may the Lord continue to call holy and selfless men and women eager to proclaim the Gospel. General - For people working for peace in the Middle East: may they neve ...
27 January 2004
FEBRUARY 2004: “THAT IN OCEANIA PRIESTLY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS FOR EVANGELISATION IN THE LOCAL CHURCHES MAY RECEIVE SPECIAL CARE” The Pope’s Missionary Prayer Intention Comment by Bishop Cesare Bonivento PIME, Bishop of Vanimo Papua New Guinea.
Vatican City (Fides Service) – “Oceania is a continent of contrasting characteristics: it is the largest and most dispersed continent but at the same time the smallest for geographically inhabitable area and populati ...
29 December 2003
POPE JOHN PAUL II FOR JANUARY 2004: “THAT EVERY MISSION CHURCH MAY ENGAGE ITSELF IN THE TRAINING OF APOSTOLIC PERSONNEL”.Comment by Archbishop Robert Sarah, Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples .
Vatican City (Fides Service) – “In all areas of Church life formation is of primary importance. People who have never had the chance to learn cannot really know the truths of faith, nor can they perform actions which ...
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