Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - 220,000 copies of "Missionary Novena" have just been printed, one of the subsidies for the animation of the Missionary Campaign in Brazil which this year has the theme "The cure for the common home is our mission", inspired by the story of creation in the book of Genesis: "God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good" (Gn 1, 31).
According to the note of the Pontifical Mission Societies of Brazil sent to Fides, the 60-page guide aims to create communion, help to pray, reflect and encourage missionary commitment, taking into account the various aspects of the mission.
The novelty of this Novena 2016 is represented by the fact that it reports: where the missionaries live and shows how to take care of the common home. For each day it offers: a brief reading of the reality; missionary testimonies; the light of God's Word; reflections; prayers; invitation to missionary commitment. All the animation material of the Campaign will be sent in late June to 276 dioceses and prelatures of Brazil, to be distributed in parishes and communities. The missionary campaign will culminate in October, the month of missions. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 15/06/2016)