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Given the title "Pontifical" in 1922, the Pontifical Mission Societies have special responsibility in the Universal Church. They are under the direct canonical jurisdiction of the Pope, who, together with the entire body of Bishops, remind the faithful of their Baptismal call to mission, as they gather basic support for more than 1,150 mission dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and Latin America.  The Pontifical Mission Societies include the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Missionary Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. 

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“Summer in the Spirit of Mission”

 

Moments to rest – that’s, hopefully, what fills some of our time during the summer.

Moments to reflect in those moments of rest – that’s what we’re offering on this special website, starting points for reflection in the words of Pope Francis and a picture of your mission family… a chance to spend the summer in the spirit of mission.


"The only way to [defeat] the sin of corruption is 'service' to others that purifies the heart."
-Pope Francis, 6/16/14
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, from his daily homily, with an image from the Missions.


"There is never a reason to lose hope. Jesus says: ‘I am with you until the end of the world.’”
-Pope Francis, from his 6/19/14 Twitter @ Pontifex
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.


“To live as true children of God means to love our neighbor and to be close to those who are lonely and in difficulty.”
-Pope Francis, from his 7/1/14 Twitter @ Pontifex

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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, from his daily homily, with an image from the Missions.

 

"With God, nothing is lost; but without Him, everything is lost."
-Pope Francis, from his 7/8/14 Twitter @ Pontifex

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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.


“Now, Lord, help us! Grant us peace, teach us peace, guide us toward peace....Make us willing to listen to the cry of our citizens who ask that our arms be transformed into instruments of peace, our fears to trust and our tensions to forgiveness.”
-Pope Francis, from his 7/13/14 Sunday Angelus: prayer for peace in the Holy Land
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

 

“The Church, by her nature, is missionary. She exists so that every man and woman may encounter Jesus.”
-Pope Francis, from his 7/17/14 Twitter @ Pontifex
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.


“May the God of peace arouse in all an authentic desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence cannot be overcome with violence. Violence is overcome with peace!”
-Pope Francis, from his 7/20/14 Sunday Angelus

"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

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"We will be judged with the same meter with which we judged others; we will be shown the same mercy we showed towards others."
-Pope Francis, from his 7/20/14 Sunday Angelus
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

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“Those who come to know Jesus, by reading the Bible, understand that the Kingdom of Heaven is indeed the greatest treasure which changes lives and gives meaning to everything we do.”
-Pope Francis, from his 7/27/14 Sunday Angelus
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

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“He who becomes a friend of God, loves his brothers, is committed to safeguarding their lives and well-being, and also respects the environment and nature.”
-Pope Francis, from his 7/26/14 homily in Caserta, Italy
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

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“I ask all men and women of goodwill to join me in praying for Iraqi Christians and all vulnerable populations.”
-Pope Francis, from his 8/8/14 Twitter at Pontifex
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

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“[Jesus] tells us… that our Christian life will be judged on how we treat Him in the least of our brethren.”
-Pope Francis, from his 8/6/14 General Audience
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

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“An appeal to all families: when you say your prayers, remember all those forced from their homes in Iraq.” #PrayForPeace
-Pope Francis, from his 8/10/14 Twitter @Pontifex
(Image from Fiji)

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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

 

“As I begin my trip, I ask you to join me in praying for Korea and for all of Asia.”
-Pope Francis, 8/13/14
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

 

“Going out... proclaiming Jesus Christ... not staying closed in our structures...”
-Pope Francis, 8/14/14 on his dream of being a missionary in the Far East, like Jesuit St. Francis Xavier

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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.


“Let Christ turn your natural optimism into Christian hope, your energy into moral virtue, your good will into genuine self-sacrificing love.”
-Pope Francis, from his 8/18/14 homily at the concluding Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, from his daily homily, with an image from the Missions.

 

“Trust in the power of Christ’s cross! Welcome its reconciling grace into your own hearts and share that grace with others!”
-Pope Francis, 8/18/14
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, from his daily homily, with an image from the Missions.


“God’s love is unbounded: it has no limits!”
-Pope Francis, from his 8/26/14 Twitter @ Pontifex
(Image from Kenya)

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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

 

“God’s will is that we grow in our capacity to welcome one another, to forgive and to love, and to resemble Jesus.”
-Pope Francis, from his 8/27/14 General Audience
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

 

“This is the holiness of the Church – to recognize the image of God in one another.”
-Pope Francis, from his 8/27/14 General Audience
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"Pope Pick of the Day" - our daily Facebook post matching the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with an image from the Missions.

 

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