EUROPE/SWITZERLAND - In search of today's “Pauline Jaricot”

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 missionary animation   evangelization   faith   prayer   pontifical mission societies  

Lugano (Agenzia Fides) - Looking for today's "Pauline", woman or man who is in parishes, communities and groups by filming a brief testimony for each of them: this "hunt for charisma" of Pauline Jaricot consists of the contest conceived by Missio Switzerland on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith and the very recent beatification of its foundress (see Fides, 23/5/2022).
To promote the competition that will take place next October, a 3-minute video "My cloister is the world!" produced by Gaëlle May, Lueurs Productions, in collaboration with Missio, which invites you to enter the life of Pauline Jaricot with a question: "and if you were the Pauline of today?". Love for God and commitment to one’s neighbor, action and what moves him from the deepest will be at the center of these short films that want to be an invitation to everyone to offer their own testimony as the first and oldest form of transmission of faith as has happened for 2000 years now. Each parish will therefore be called to present one or two people who briefly tell their testimony, then passing the "baton" in an ideal relay race to the next parish. A "propagation" mechanism that wants to take up the model devised by Blessed Pauline Jaricot which consisted in forming groups of ten who prayed and offered a "penny" a week for the mission. In turn, the same members were called to form new groups, thus creating an "avalanche" effect. Among the missionary animation materials useful for discovering the charism of Blessed Pauline Jaricot there is also a leaflet designed for users of Italian-speaking Switzerland aimed at children, but also very useful for adults, entitled "A soul of fire" which in a simple and immediate manner tells who is the foundress of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith and the Living Rosary. (E.G.) (Agenzia Fides, 25/5/2022)