EUROPE/ITALY – Animation tools available for World Mission Sunday
Rome (Agenzia Fides) – Theological approaches and documents for the missionary vigil, the rosary and Eucharistic adoration. These are the tools designed by the Missio Foundation, now downloadable, on the occasion of World Mission Day, Sunday, October 23, 2022, for which the motto “Speaking Lives” has been chosen. The reflection for the pastoral year 2022/2023 comes from Laura Verrani, theologian and professor of biblical formation at the Institute of Music and Liturgy of the Archdiocese of Turin, and from Fr. Ezio Falavegna, parish priest of Verona, urban vicar and professor of pastoral theology at the Faculty of Theology of Triveneto.
The Vigil proposes the figure of Mother Teresa, as an exceptional witness of charity, in virtual dialogue with Pope Francis. In the Rosary, the different mysteries are accompanied by the writings of nine different missionaries, in a succession of cross-references across the five continents, while the theme of Eucharistic Adoration, in a missionary tone, offers the testimonies of Father Daniele Badiali , Annalena Tonelli and Father Leo Commissari, “three people who, starting from our local Churches, have consecrated their lives for the Gospel and for the mission in Peru, the Horn of Africa and Brazil. Their existence – is read in the introduction – continues to be, years later, a very current light for all of us; their lives speak to us and show us the paths of the mission”. (EG) (Agenzia Fides 26/7/ 2022)