Missionary Spring in the Church: Prayer intention of Pope Francis

9 October 2019 | Australia

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Missionary Spring in the Church.

In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary spring in the Church.

     

Today, a new impulse to the Church’s missionary activity is needed to face the challenge of proclaiming Jesus and his death and resurrection.
Reaching the peripheries—the human, cultural, and religious settings still foreign to the Gospel: this is what we call the missio ad gentes.
We must also remember that the soul of the Church’s mission is prayer.
In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary spring for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church.

- Pope Francis, October 2019