OCTOBER. An extraordinary missionary month and launching of twinning between the 123 communities of the congregation
“Overcoming the temptation of all pessimism, all sterile nostalgia for the past and opening oneself to the joyful newness of the Gospel”. It was with these words that Pope Francis proposed to the Church an extraordinary Missionary Month organised on the occasion of the centenary of the promulgation of the Apostolic Letter Maximum illud of Pope Benedict XV (in 1919) on missionary activity which invited people to leave the borders of nations.
This appeal joins the Bicentenary of the Congregation of the Brothers of Christian Instruction and the message by Bro Hervé Zamor, Superior General, addressed last June “Going on Mission” –
This month of missionary of October 2019 is an invitation to rediscover the meaning of mission for all the baptised: a life received to share, “a wealth to give, to communicate, to proclaim”.
It is also a call to conversion, because “a Church that goes out to the far ends requires constant and permanent missionary conversion”.
Something that concerns us personally, because “we are always a mission”.
Twinning between 123 communities
A proposal is made to each community of the Congregation: To enter into contact with at least one other community of another Province or District of the Institute.