• The Society for the Propagation of the Faith
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Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Declared "Venerable"

 

On June 28, 2012 the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen clearing the way for the advancement of his sainthood cause. Father Andrew Small, OMI, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies noted, “As head of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1950 to 1966, the Venerable Fulton Sheen was heroic in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ far and wide – from Peoria to Pretoria; New York to New Delhi. He teaches us still that the Church is missionary by her very nature.”

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World Mission Rosary

 

In February of 1951, Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (national director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1950 to 1966), in a radio address (The Catholic Hour), inaugurated a World Mission Rosary. "We must pray, and not for ourselves, but for the world. To this end, I have designed the World Mission Rosary." Praying this Rosary, Archbishop Sheen said, would "aid the Holy Father and his Society for the Propagation of the Faith by supplying him with practical support, as well as prayers, for the poor mission territories of the world."

‘Do Good On Earth’

 

Your ongoing support of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith is vital to the missionaries serving in 1,150 dioceses throughout Asia, Africa, parts of Latin America and Europe, and on the Islands of the Pacific.  Your generosity makes it possible for local priests, religious, and catechists to reach out to communities, families and children in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances.

The theme for this year’s World Mission Sunday celebration – “Do Good on Earth” – highlights that outreach as it’s carried out by dedicated missionaries among the poor and marginalized half a world away.  The specific example we have chosen – of Sister Clara and her fellow Salesian Sisters and their work at the Marialaya Children’s Home in Chennai, India – is just one of so many that reflect the call of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to “give voice to those not able to make their cries of pain and oppression heard.”

World Mission Sunday is a concrete way to “do good on earth” – to deepen your relationship with Jesus by helping Sister Clara and so many other missionaries around the world.

Read, in the materials to the right, about Sister Clara and good works done with your support through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith on World Mission Sunday.

Pray always.  Give generously.

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By clicking “Contribute Now,” you will also learn how your World Mission Sunday gift makes a difference.  May the Lord bless you for your generous missionary heart!

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Founded by the Venerable Pauline Jaricot, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith seeks prayer and sacrifice for the world’s Missions, now some 1,150 dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and remote regions of Latin America. Help is offered for pastoral and evangelizing programs, for catechists and catechetical work, to build churches and chapels, for the work of Religious communities in health care and education, and for communication and transportation needs.

The very first collection of the Propagation of the Faith in 1822 supported the vast diocese of Louisiana, which then extended from the Florida Keys to Canada, as well as the missions of Kentucky and China.

 

 

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