EUROPE/POLAND - "With joy we announce faith to the whole world": pilgrimage and missiological session in Jasna Gora

Friday, 30 November 2012

Czestochowa (Agenzia Fides) - "With joy we announce faith to the whole world" is the theme of the missiological session and of the pilgrimage promoted by the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU) in Poland to be held on 1 and 2 December at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, in Jasna Góra. According to information sent to Fides Agency by Fr. Jacek Gancarek, Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Archdiocese of Czestochowa, priests, men and women religious and laity will take part in the missiological session and participate in the prayer vigil, led by Fr Tomasz Atlas, national Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Poland.
During the missiological session, participants will reflect on various topics, such as missionary spirituality and missionary activity, the implementation of the new evangelization, the mission "Ad gentes". The life and missionary work of Blessed Maria Teresa Ledóchowska will also be recalled on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of her birth.
At the session, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, President of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care; His Exc. Mgr. Grzegorz Ryś, Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow and President of Committee for the New Evangelization at the Pastoral Commission of the Polish Episcopate; Fr. Bogdan Michalski, National Secretary of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith and the Pontifical Society of St. Peter the Apostle; Father Luca Bovio IMC national Secretary PUM will also be present. The missiological session will conclude with a prayer for peace. (MF/SL) (Agenzia Fides 30/11/2012)