apostleship of prayer

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We share the Holy Father’s concerns for the world and for the spread of the Gospel. Each month he entrusts his concerns to the Apostleship of Prayer, the Pope’s Global Prayer Network, and asks us to invite all people of good will to pray with and about these intentions.This month, his concerns are:For the whole world, Dialogue: That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.Near the beginning of his famous “Spiritual Exercises...
Fr Beattie receives the chain of office of President of the Mount Association
The Spiritual Father at Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, Sheffield, has accepted the chain of office as President of the Mount Association. Fr Michael Beattie SJ received the chain of office for 2015-16 during the Reunion Weekend, which included the Annual General Meeting of the Association, over the weekend of 24 and 25 October 2015.The Mount Association was founded in 1909 and is made up mainly of former pupils of Mount St Mary’s College and Barlborough Hall School - the prep school in...
Apostleship of Prayer the Pope's worldwide network of prayer. We pray with the Holy Father, from our hearts and united in the heart of Christ, to grow as missionary disciples.Each month, Pope Francis entrusts two particular prayer intentions to the Apostleship of Prayer, the Pope’s Prayer Network and asks the AoP to spread these intentions to Christians everywhere. Successive Popes have given this mission to the AoP, which is looked after by the Jesuits, for many years. It is for this reason...
This introductory retreat is for those associated with the Apostleship of Prayer but is also open to all.  It will include daily input, time for prayer, times of silence and of discussion, looking at prayer and exploring the riches of the devotion to the Heart of Christ.  There will be opportunity to socialise together each evening.  Led by Fr David Stewart SJ.Costs range from £104 to £130 depending on the type of room booked.Please complete the booking form ...
Each month, Pope Francis entrusts two particular prayer intentions to the Apostleship of Prayer, the Pope’s Prayer Network and asks the AoP to spread these intentions to Christians everywhere. Successive Popes have given this mission to the AoP, which is looked after by the Jesuits, for many years. It is for this reason that the AoP is known as the Prayer Network of the Pope; the Holy Father Francis takes a keen personal interest in this ministry.Each month, one of the intentions concerns a...
Kogai children in Columbia
For July 2015, the Holy Father’s Evangelisation Intention draws our attention to the poor in his native Latin America. Coming to us in the month in which he made his first return to his own continent since his election, it’s timely that he asks us to pray thus: “That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society”. Here in our own supposedly prosperous country, increasing poverty, particularly among children...
The Jesuits will be among the delegates at Proclaim ’15 in Birmingham this weekend. More than 800 people from parishes throughout Britain – as well as members of religious congregations and Catholic charities and groups that work with young Catholics – will meet for a time of workshops, talks and prayer at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A project of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Proclaim ’15 aims to support, inspire and encourage new expressions of parish evangelisation. It...
Politics - Houses of Parliament
It’s sometimes said that the followers of Christ should stay out of politics; what they are meant to do instead, isn’t so clear. If “politics” means party politics, actively favouring one side of party over another, then Christ’s people should most certainly be engaged.There is an important condition, though: justice, absolute concern for the poor in an unfair world and the greater universal good must be their watchwords, their guidelines, and if the party they favour has to be examined closely...
The Apostleship of Prayer is the Pope’s own prayer-group. Here is the second of two intentions he asks us to pray in the month of June, 2015.That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.It is, in our country and elsewhere, a matter of deep concern that for several decades there have been far fewer young men and women offering themselves for the consecrated life or the sacred priesthood. Commonly we...
Pope Francis greets refugees, Centro Astalli, Italy,
The Apostleship of Prayer is the Pope’s own prayer-group. Here is the first of two intentions he asks us to pray in the month of June, 2015.That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.Few have been unaware of the shocking news coming from the Mediterranean in recent months of so many thousands of desperate migrants rescued from the open sea. Yet they were the fortunate ones; many more have lost their lives in horrifying circumstances, drowning...

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