The Pontifical Mission Societies include the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Holy Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. These Societies promote a prayerful missionary spirit among baptized Catholics and to gather a fund of support for the evangelizing and pastoral programs of more than 1,150 local churches of the Developing World.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Giving Thanks for the Faith

It’s something we all do – count our blessings.  Topping the list is our faith, our Lord’s greatest gift to each one of us.  Another important blessing is the presence of missionaries.  In difficult and often dangerous circumstances, missionaries reach out with the loving heart of our Lord.  Missionaries like Sister Adelina.  On the island of Nias in Indonesia, she and other Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of Mercy staff an orphanage and a school.  They also regularly visit a home for handicapped and disabled children and young people. 
Count your blessings today.  And don’t forget the blessing of sharing in the work of missionaries like Sister Adelina by your prayers – and your financial help through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.