Apostleship of the Sea

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October is the Extraordinary Mission Month. David Stewart SJ reflect on the “new missionary spring in the church” and how we can play our part in it, put our faith into action.October’s Prayer Intention of the Holy Father coincides with the church’s Extraordinary Mission Month. At its heart there is the fervent prayer intention for a “Missionary Spring – that the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary 'spring' in the church”. Pope Francis invites us all to pray this intention with...
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For the month of September, we are invited to ponder and pray for the protection of the seas and oceans. David Stewart SJ invites us to reflect on our use of the earth’s resources.The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network’s mission is to share the Holy Father’s monthly prayer intention widely among the people of God, in our parishes and chaplaincies, communities and families. With the Pope, we want to change our hearts, to be more ready to carry out Christ’s mission in the world. For this September,...
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David Stewart SJ remembers the celebrations for the 175th anniversary of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network and reflects on the prayer intention for this month of August.On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, several thousand delegates, National & Regional Directors and friends from every continent gathered at St Peters’ in Vatican City to begin the celebration of the 175th anniversary with a special Papal Audience. In St Paul VI Audience Hall, Fr Fornos SJ began the morning...
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The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, with the Eucharistic Youth Movement (EYM), dressed up on June 28th and 29th to commemorate a special occasion: the celebration of 175 years since its foundation (on December 3rd, 2019) and of 10 years since the beginning of its recreation process.The anniversary was celebrated in Vatican City with an International Meeting attended by some 52 delegations of the Prayer Network from the five continents, representing more than 5,000 people. Pope Francis also...
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The Pope's prayer intention this month is for the integrity of justice. David Stewart SJ reflects.At the end of June, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network gathered many people associated with this mission in Rome to celebrate 175 years since our first beginning. From those early days, in France, this pontifical service has grown to become the Church’s largest prayer-group, operating in at least 97 countries. Known to millions for many decades as the Apostleship of Prayer, this work underwent a...
At the end of this month there will be four days of celebration in Rome for the 175th Anniversary of the foundation of the Apostleship of Prayer, which has been re-invigorated and rebranded in recent years as the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. The Apostleship of Prayer started in France in 1844, at a Jesuit training college in Vals. The young Jesuits there were anxious to start on their missionary activities abroad, especially in India, but became disheartened because they realised they...
St Aloysius Church, Glasgow mass for AoS
Archbishop Mario Conti was the chief celebrant last week at a Mass at St Aloysius’ Jesuit Church in Glasgow celebrating the launch of the League of St Peter, the new Legacy Society of Apostleship of the Sea.This new society honours everyone helping AoS with a gift in their Will. The Apostleship of the Sea was founded in Glasgow in 1922 and following a blessing from Pope Pius XI, it spread rapidly around the world. AoS Legacy Officer Alastair Emblem explained:“It was...
MSM pupils with Martin Foley and Fr Simon Ellis
Students from Mount St Mary's College near Sheffield were introduced to the world of global shipping from the grounds of their school in South Yorkshire by Apostleship of the Sea.The Apostleship of the Sea is a Catholic charity supporting seafarers worldwide by providing practical and pastoral care to all seafarers, and especially those visiting British shore from overseas, regardless of their nationality, belief or race.On Monday 7 September national director of the Apostleship of...