Aparecida 551: A Continental Mission

We’ve heard this theme, the notion that some efforts of faith, especially that of evangelization, must be tackled on a continental scale.

551. This missionary awakening in the form of a Continental Mission, the fundamental lines of which have been examined by our Conference, and which we hope will bring a wealth of teachings, guidelines, and priorities, will be considered even more concretely during the next CELAM Plenary Assembly in Havana.

The meeting referenced took place in 2007.

It will require the decided collaboration of the Bishops Conferences and of each diocese in particular. It will seek to place the Church permanently in a state of mission. Let us head out to sea in our boats, under with the powerful gust of the Holy Spirit, with no fear of storms, assured that God’s Providence has great surprises in store for us.

An image from John Paul II: setting out for the deep waters, unafraid of the distractions.

For deeper examination, check an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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