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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

Posted by frmac on October 25, 2005

THOUGHTS FROM SUNDAY’S HOMILY:

On this Sunday we celebrate our discipleship, and our Mission to the World. A Greek Athenian Philsopher (Apology of Aristides) in the second century wrote:

“Christians love one another. They never fail to help widows; they save orphans from those who would hurt them. If one of the has something, they give freely to those who have nothing. If they see a stranger, Christians take him home and are happy, as though he were a real brother….This is really a new kind of person. There is something divine in [these Christians].”

What a wonderful reminder of who we are, and what we are called to be!

The Official Vatican web site (liturgy) states this World Mission Sunday:

“On this Sunday, which closes the Year of the Eucharist and in in which five new saints are procalimed, we are invited to make the Eucharist ever more the summit and source of the life and mission of the church, and to be witnesses to the Gospel, even unto the end of the earth.”

Throughout the centuries there have been outstanding men and women who have demonstrated an extraordinary devotion to following Christ. People we look to, as role models, and saints we pray to today. Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga from Chile is one of the five saints who will be cannonized this Sunday. Click: Learn more about Him

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