South Africa
Archdiocese of Durban

Contribution to the translation of the Bible into the Zulu language

Translating the Bible into the local language is a primary need of evangelization. The Bishops of the Zulu Regional Pastoral Council promoted the project of translating the Holy Bible into Zulu, one of the pastoral languages of the South African Bishops' Conference. This important service was carried out by many priests, sisters and laypersons with adequate experience and knowledge of the Sacred Scriptures and of the Zulu language.

The PSPF co-financed this important project with other bodies and has made available for the local Church the publication of the Holy Bible carefully translated into the Zulu language.

Link: http://zulumissions.org/newsarticle

India
Tamil Nadu

Restructuring the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Anandarayankottai, Tamil Nadu, South India, to support and reawaken interest in the Catholic and Eastern Churches, and favor their reciprocal approach. These Churches are committed to dialogue and peaceful coexistence among all the religions.

The parish priest wrote this to us: “Warm and prayerful wishes. I am very happy to present the report on the project's completion. Together with my parishioners, I express my sincere thanks to you for enabling us to restructure the parish church of Anandarayankottai. This project has had a great impact on our evangelization work both for our community and for the non-Christians who have the possibility to know Jesus Christ, our Lord, through this church and our mission, which is “to sow” the Gospel values of love, joy, dedication, hope, faith...in our hearts, in our parishioners' hearts, and in those of our neighbors.

Thank you once again. Greetings and prayers, Fr. A. Joseph Selvaraj”.

Malawi
Namlenga - Thuchila - Buying a motorcycle for the pastoral work in the parish of "St. Anne"

...The importance of a motorcycle in order to reach the villages and in this way to help, support and evangelize catechists, mothers, children, the elderly...

The means of transport, like a motorcycle, represent in many countries an essential instrument for evangelization work. Concretely, an ever greater number of Christians can be reached with it. Before it was necessary to walk on the roads for tens of kilometers in order to reach villages where catechists, mothers, children and elderly people were waiting, and this required much more time. Today this precious time is saved by using a motorcycle!
Tanzania
Sumbawanga

Project for Diocesan Youth Pastoral Animation of Sumbawanga Tanzania.

 

In the diocese two groups have been formed which young people are joining: one group of young students (IVS) and another of young people from Catholic Action (YCW). Belonging to these two realities helps the young people along the way not only of their Christian formation, but also to grow in their life choices. For this pastoral activity lectures and seminars will be carried out that will reach approximately 300 young people. After these meetings, we hope that the young people will be able to share what they have understood and experienced with their companions.

HISTORY

 

The PSPF is one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies founded in France in 1822 through Pauline Marie Jaricot's intuition.

WHO WAS PAULINE

Born in Lyon on July 22, 1799, Pauline M. Jaricot received a good Christian upbringing. Thanks to her brother, Philéas, a student preparing to leave as a missionary to China, she learned about the critical situation the missions were going through. At only 17 years of age, she privately took the vow of chastity and made a resolute decision to do all she could to support the missionaries' activity. In 1817 she organized the first collections for the missions and promoted a great missionary movement based on a spirituality that soon went beyond the French borders and extended throughout the world.

Her life was entirely enlightened by faith and lived in love of God and the commitment to help the neediest at all latitudes. She died in Lyon on January 9, 1892. On February 25, 1963, Pope John XXIII proclaimed Pauline Marie Jaricot “Venerable”.

THE SOCIETY

The Society was born officially on May 3, 1822 in Lyon with the name: Association of the Propagation of the Faith.  Exactly a century later, on May 3, 1922, Pius XI gave it the title of “Pontifical”.  Its central offices were transferred to Rome to collaborate better with the Congregation for the Evangelization of People in promoting the missionary spirit and activity.

MISSION

 

The Society of the Propagation of the Faith has the goal of opening every believer's heart to the vastness of the missionary horizon through spiritual and material support for the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

 Through a constant and vigorous commitment to missionary formation and animation it promotes: 

  •  missionary spirituality, which through prayer and sacrifice contributes to rekindling the missionary ardor of the Christian communities and the individual faithful through meditation on the Word of God, Eucharistic Adoration and the Missionary Rosary.

  •  universal solidarity through contributions to theUniversal Solidarity Fund for the evangelization of the world, in a special way on World Mission Day which is celebrated on the next-to-the-last Sunday of October, an event for the people of God to share in the Church's catholicity. The PSPF International Secretariat has the task to urge the local Churches to be open to universal missionary cooperation and to distribute in the Pope's name what is collected around the world during World Mission Day. This gesture highlights what was established by the Second Vatican Council which exhorted every believer to get personally into the missionary dynamism of the whole Church.

 

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HISTORY
 
The PSPF is one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies founded in France in 1822 through Pauline Marie Jaricot's intuition.
WHO WAS PAULINE
Born in Lyon on July 22, 1799, Pauline M. Jaricot received a good Christian upbringing. Thanks to her brother, Philéas, a student preparing to leave as a missionary to China, she learned about the critical situation the missions were going through. At only 17 years of age, she privately took the vow of chastity and made a resolute decision to do all she could to support the missionaries' activity. In 1817 she organized the first collections for the missions and promoted a great missionary movement based on a spirituality that soon went beyond the French borders and extended throughout the world.
Her life was entirely en...

MISSION
 
The Society of the Propagation of the Faith has the goal of opening every believer's heart to the vastness of the missionary horizon through spiritual and material support for the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.
 Through a constant and vigorous commitment to missionary formation and animation it promotes: 

 missionary spirituality, which through prayer and sacrifice contributes to rekindling the missionary ardor of the Christian communities and the individual faithful through meditation on the Word of God, Eucharistic Adoration and the Missionary Rosary.


 universal solidarity through contributions to theUniversal Solidarity Fund for the evangelization of the world, in a special way on World Mission Day which is celebrated on ...



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