Vatican City (Agenza Fides) - Bulletin number 11, conceived and created by the International Secretariat of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood (POSI) has just been released and is available on the website of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS). "Holiness is to give dignity to the human being and remembering the likeness and image of God in oneself - writes Sister Roberta Tremarelli, General Secretary of POSI, in her editorial -. I am happy that today some national directions propose the example and life of the Saints within the journey and some proposals for the members of the Missionary Childhood Society".
The dimension of holiness, which is also dealt with in the bulletin by prof. Lawrence Lwuamadi in the text "Holiness in an ecumenical context - Pastoral experiences at the Ecumenical Institute presented at the European Conference in Geneva (CEME)", and the jubilee celebration of POSI which this year commemorates the centenary of the elevation of the Society of the Holy Childhood to Pontifical are the themes found in the bulletin.
The words of Popes Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius X, Benedict XV and Pius XI on this Society and on the value of the proposal of its founder, Msgr. Charles de Forbin Janson, constitute a special in-depth section of the bulletin just published, also useful for those who will participate in the drawing competition for young and older missionaries and who will have to answer with their works the question "What does the Society of Missionary Childhood and Adolescence mean for me when we say it is Pontifical?". The competion announced by the International Secretariat of the Pontifical Holy Childhood Society will end on May 19, 2023 on the 180th anniversary of the foundation of the same Society.
For the "children's voice" section, contributions come from Nigeria, Gambia and Sierra Leone, Paraguay, Japan, Argentina, the Republic of Congo DRC (diocese of Kole), Burkina Faso (Diocese of Koudougou), Chad and Ghana (Archdiocese of Accra), Kyrgyzstan, the Antilles, Peru and Bangladesh. The initiative to create a prayer network for children to awaken their call to mission and to give life to prayer groups called "Missionary Grains" comes from the Direction of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Slovakia. (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 23/7/2022)