Commit to Prayer & Sacrifice for Missionaries around the World this Lent
Take a journey around the world in prayer
Lent is a journey, a journey towards Christ. Pope Francis states this simply, “Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion.”
What better way to journey through Lent than to pray? And what a better commitment than to pray for the Church’s evangelization and Missionary activity in the entire world by reciting the World Mission Rosary?
Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies from 1950 -1966, developed the World Mission Rosary. Each decade, represented by a different color, reminds us of a Mission area where we are called to evangelize. Pray the World Mission Rosary. . . reflect upon that particular area of the world you are praying for symbolized by the color . . . What are their needs? How can I help? Whose prayers can my Lenten sacrifice be the answer to?
Read more about how your prayers can make a difference for Missionaries sent to evangelize and help provide material support for areas of the world.
During Lent –
Let us pray for Africa, represented in Green, symbolizing its forests and grasslands. In Africa, we can pray for the orphans of the AIDS epidemic, being helped by Sister Marie Thérèse and Missionaries at The Hope Center in Yaounde, Cameroon. These children are left alone, rejected by society and often unable to attend school.
Pray for Oceania and the Isles of the Pacific, represented in Blue for the Ocean. In the remote areas of Papua New Guinea, prayers are needed for trained healthcare professionals to help the community. In the Catholic Diocese of Lae in Papua New Guinea, St. Dominic’s Parish sponsors community healthcare outreach programs for disease prevention, health promotion and education.
Read more HERE about how your prayers can make a difference for Missionaries sent to evangelize and help provide material support for areas of the world.