October 19, 2018

The Mission of Religious: October Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

Mercy Sisters -chaperones, presenters, MIA staff and volunteers - who contributed at the 2017 Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: The Mission of Religious.

'The joy with which men and women religious fulfill their mission is a blessing for us all. Let us support them so they may find their path, accompanying the most disadvantaged.'

Text of the video:

Religious, with their prayer, poverty, and patience, are essential to the Church’s mission.
More than ever, with the challenges of today’s world, we need their complete dedication to proclaiming the Gospel.
Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary enthusiasm and let us pray that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

- Pope Francis, October 2018

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