As Spiritans, our history and purpose revolve around mission work. That’s why World Mission Sunday, an annual global celebration for missionaries of the world, is particularly special to us. Held this year on October 22, World Mission Sunday is an opportunity for people everywhere to come together in prayer and support for the critical needs of the world.
Our nearly 3,000 priests, brothers, and Lay Spiritan associates work all over the world to share God’s word with others, particularly among those experiencing poverty. With missions in more than 60 countries around the world, our ministries support education, parish work, and refugees.
This year, we are reminded by the words of our chief missionary, Pope Francis, that “mission is at the heart of Christian faith.” Let us be united and find inspiration in this annual celebration to keep missionaries and those they serve close to our hearts, not only on October 22, but every day of the year.