This presentation was given at a workshop for recently incorporated members July 11, 2005 in Rome. Among the three pillars of a Society of Apostolic Life (Mission, Community and Spirituality) Mission has a priority. It is mission that calls us together and sends us out for the sake of the Church and the world.
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This article is taken from a presentation from a symposium given at the Pontificia Universita Urbaniana January 19, 2001 entitled "A dieci anni dalla Redemptoris Missio". This article reflects upon missiological thought since the publication of Redemptoris Missio certainly the most important encyclical letter on Mission in the 20th centruy.
Message of Pope John Paul II to the members of the XV General Assembly.
This a statement from the Precious Blood Brothers International Symposium that was held in the United States July 24-28, 2006. The purpose of this brief paper is to articulate the hopes and visions of how we can move into the future with renewed fidelity to our history, our tradition and our identity as Missionaries of the Precious Blood.
It is assuredly a moment of grace that the first academic chair to be inaugurated under the auspices of the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center be dedicated to the study of the Second Vatican Council.
By the spirituality, of a Community I mean the sum total of the fundamental values given by the Founder as the special basis and feature of his foundation. I say fundamental values, not their practical applications and their consequences. In this study, therefore, we will speak exclusively of these values, abstracting from the applications and inferences made by St. Gaspar himself and by others after him. These latter will form the object of other studies and researches.
The inspiration bestowed on Francis Albertini evolved historically and ecclesially from its initial expression in a lay form; this led eventually to other concretizations in a priestly form and several religious forms. The gift bestowed on Albertini in prayer could thus be called the "original charism" which later manifested itself in the lives and mission of other key figures who in turn possessed unique charisms of their own. Admittedly, the later forms can trace their descendance from the original more or less directly.