EUROPE/ITALY - Animation tools available in view of World Mission Sunday

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 pontifical mission societies   missionary animation   world mission day  

Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Theological insights and handouts for the missionary vigil, the rosary and Eucharistic adoration. These are the tools designed by the Missio Foundation, which can now be downloaded, on the occasion of World Mission Sunday, on Sunday, October 23, 2022 for which the motto "Lives that speak" was chosen. The refelction for the pastoral year 2022/2023 comes from Laura Verrani, theologian and professor of biblical formation at the Institute of Music and Liturgy of the Archdiocese of Turin, and Fr. Ezio Falavegna, parish priest of Verona, urban vicar and professor of pastoral theology at the Faculty of Theology of Triveneto.
The Vigil proposes the figure of Mother Teresa, as an exceptional witness of charity, in virtual dialogue with Pope Francis. In the Rosary, the different mysteries are accompanied by the writings of nine different missionaries, in a succession of cross-references through the five continents, while the theme of Eucharistic Adoration, in a missionary key, offers the testimonies of Father Daniele Badiali, Annalena Tonelli and Father Leo Commissari, "three people who, starting from our local Churches, have spent their lives for the Gospel and for the mission in Peru, the Horn of Africa and Brazil. Their existence – it is read in the introduction - continues to be, years later, a very current light for all of us; their lives speak to us and show us the paths of the mission". (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 26/7/2022)