Her simple but passionate acts of charity in a small town in France blossomed into one of the most impactful missionary organizations in our world today: the Propagation of the Faith, one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies.
“Our world today needs witnesses, giving a witness to Jesus Christ, His compassion and hope. That was the original intention of Pauline Jaricot.”
“The work of Pauline Jaricot is evident all over the world today. There is no place you can go that has not been touched by Pauline Jaricot.”
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the first of the four Pontifical Mission Societies, celebrates 200 years this year since its establishment shortly after the French Revolution. Today, this mission organization born of the vision of Pauline Jaricot provides help for more than 1,100 mission dioceses all over the globe.
As we approach the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith on May 3, and the beatification of foundress Pauline Jaricot on May 22:
• National Director Mgrs. Kieran Harrington will be the guest on EWTN Live tonight, April 27, at 8 PM EDT, speaking about Pauline Jaricot and the film. The program will have encore presentations on Thursday, April 28, at 1 AM EDT and 9:30 AM EDT, and Sunday, May 1, at 4 AM EDT.
• Heart of a Missionary: The Story of Pauline Jaricot will debut on EWTN also tonight, April 27, at 10 PM EDT. An encore presentation will take place on Thursday, April 28, at 10:30 AM EDT. Additional broadcast dates for EWTN and other channels will be published as available.
• A special website for the film, and about Pauline, has been launched at BlessedPauline.org. The site includes the film's trailer and resources, as well as the ability to stream the movie.
This documentary film shares Pauline's story through expert interviews, beautiful dramatizations and footage from various mission sites around the world.
Please also share the link to the special website on Pauline Jaricot and the film.
Rev. Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington, National Director Pontifical Mission Societies in United States
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