200 years ago, Pauline Jaricot had the vision of an international network of prayer and support for the work of missions. From the commitment of this one woman, it grew into the global mission which is still alive and growing 200 years on. On 22nd May 2022, Pauline Jaricot was beatified in Lyon, a key milestone on the journey towards being recognised as a saint.
Join in the Novena offered by the Pontifical Mission Societies to get to know Pauline more.
'The crucifix is everything for the missionary. It is his strength, his consolation, his model, his courage, his success! The Crucifix is the explanation of the Missionary, and without it, there is not even the idea of the missionary.'
Blessed Paulo Manna
This year sees the 150th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Paul Manna, founder of the Pontifical Missionary Union. Serious illness prevented Father Paolo from remaining on mission himself but he was inspired by God to animate clergy around the world and to foster a missionary zeal among the faithful.
You can read some of Father Paulo's meditations here.
Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies and is the official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church. We are continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the world by reaching out, giving life and calling all people in the world to faith, justice and love.
Find out more about who we are and what we do.
Missio Scotland's magazine, 'We Are Mission', contains details of the projects we will be supporting this year. Links to this year's projects can be found below.
The magazine also gives an insight into our mission community.
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