St Clare of Assisi

Sunday, October 21, 2012

World Mission Day

We are all called to be missionaries of love within our ambience ..... how shall I fulfill my mission today?
Hands that soothe a hurt with love

Are smiled upon by God above.

Helping hands, to show they care,

Always do their willing share

Hands of fine dexterity

Can tools of lasting beauty be

Hands that join in fervent prayer

Have appeal beyond compare

Reaching hands toward those in need

Bridge the gap of thought and deed

Hands that give their all and more

Lead the way to Heaven's door

Catherine Janssen Irwin

Faith in God, in this project of love brought about in Christ, is first and foremost a gift and a mystery which must be welcomed in the heart and in life, and for which we must always thank the Lord. However, faith is a gift that is given to us to be shared; it is a talent received so that it may bear fruit; it is a light that must never be hidden, but must illuminate the whole house. It is the most important gift which has been made to us in our lives and which we cannot keep to ourselves.
Extract from Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for World Mission Day 2012

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