The German branch of AEFJN – Netzwerk Afrika Deutschland – has prepared a series of meditations in preparation for the “Extraordinary Month on Mission” that Pope Francis has announced for next October. Here is the introductory text. Every Monday of Lent, the following meditation will be posted.
“With the Lenten impulses we want to invite you to enter into a personal and communal reflection on the different dimensions of the mission of the Church:
- A personal encounter with Jesus Christ living in his Church: in the Eucharist, in the Word of God, and in personal and communal prayer.
- Testimony: the witness of missionary saints, martyrs, and confessors of the faith as an expression of the Church throughout the world.
- Missionary formation: biblical, catechetical, spiritual, and theological.
- Missionary charity: The witness of selfless love and of lived solidarity with the poor and the suffering to make God’s love for all people visible.“
Week 5: Mission through witness of life
Week 6: Mission at the service of people
Week 7: Mission needs ongoing formation