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Take a Tour of the World in Prayer

Seventy years ago, on February 11th, then-Bishop Fulton J. Sheen made an announcement on his radio show, The Catholic Hour, that encouraged millions to pray in a new way for the missionary work of the Church. Because of Sheen’s devotion to the Blessed Mother, he took a form of prayers that we’re...

What’s Your Mission?

Growing up poor in Caravaggio, outside of Milan, Italy, is what Sister Rosario Assandri credits with leading her to a missionary vocation. In an interview with our Vatican Office, Sister spoke of her desire to further her education after primary school – she loved to learn! Sadly, there...

Take Your Heart to the Missions

Regular readers know that I often make references to Haiti. Whether it is as part of a mission presentation in a school or parish, or thanking the people of Boston for their donations, Haiti never leaves my radar screen. This is because my first mission trip for the Pontifical Mission Societies...

Sowing the Seeds of Faith

Our Mission Family is blessed by the multitudes of “farmers” around the world – men and women called by God to plant the seeds of our faith wherever He sends them. We call them missionaries; the crop they sow and tend is nothing less than the promise of eternal life.

Telling the Stories

One of my favorite parts of this ministry is speaking at parishes, giving mission appeals. Speaking at every Mass in a parish tha(most times) I have never attended is a great experience for so many reasons. The best one? Sharing the stories of the missions with local parishioners and connecting...

Begging for an End to Violence

Fresh on the heels of the New Year’s news that Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe, of the Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria and his driver Robert Ndubuisi had been released by their kidnappers unharmed, came another report through Fides, the news agency of the Pontifical Mission Societies at the Vatican....
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