OUR LIFE AND MISSION

We too feel called like Pope Francis to live in a state of permanent mission, constantly reaching out to others. Our desire is for each baptized person to discover their missionary vocation and live it actively within the Church. “Missionary outreach is paradigmatic for all the Church’s activity.” (Evangelii Gaudium 15).  We would also like to reach those who, for various reasons, are further away from the faith.

How do we reach those who are furthest away? How can we awaken the missionary awareness of those who are already in the Church? How can we help others to become passionate missionaries who proclaim the Gospel? In our community we follow a five-stage itinerary to form each person as a missionary. In each stage we carry out different activities:

This is our methodology:

CONVOCATION

We refer to all the activities through which the community approaches young people or adults to awaken an attraction for Christ until they are able to experience an Encounter with the living God and choose to begin a journey of faith.

STARTING

Through these activities the person can have an experience of encounter with the living God. We consider a weekend shared retreat to be the most appropriate activity for this. In the weekend retreat we follow the Itinerary of Faith and Life.

FORM

Our experience of faith and our missionary heart needs to grow and be fed. We help people to assimilate the faith in their life and to live it. We help them develop their own testimony of faith to share it with others. Through the schools of evangelization (prayer and mission workshops) we guide people to prepare the talks of the truths of faith of the itinerary (which are preached during the weekend retreat). In this way they themselves become missionaries for other lay people who begin their journey of deepening in the faith.

PARTICIPATION

At this stage we intend to foster co responsibility in the mission and identification with our community and mission.

BELONG

When a person feels the call to belong to our community, we deepen together in our community identity, lay membership and mission. This process culminates with the person expressing their commitment by making their promises as a lay member of our community.

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