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Behind this project of spreading the World of God there are 3100 missionaries. We are the Claretian Missionaries founded in Spain but now working with a great variety of ministries in 63 countries.

China World Heritage bid for St. Francis Xavier site

China World Heritage bid for St. Francis Xavier site

by: ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong in Missions,

Catholic pilgrims hoping to visit the original gravesite of St. Francis Xavier on China's Shangchuan Island on his feast day Dec. 3 will find the site closed for renovation as part of a bid for the UNESCO World Heritage listing. Pope Pius X declared Francis Xavier as a patron saint of all foreign missions.

Pope announces that Mary will be the focus of WYD 2017

Pope announces that Mary will be the focus of WYD 2017

by: Catholic News Service in Missions,

Pope Francis has chosen a focus on Mary for the next World Youth Day celebrations, which will be held in dioceses in 2017 and 2018 and with an international gathering in Panama in 2019. The Pontiff said that the Mother of Jesus is 'a role model to be imitated'.

Mongolia's first native priest

Mongolia's first native priest

by: UCANews in Missions,

Mongolia's first native priest speaks about his mission Catholicism has a patchy history in Mongolia but Father Enkh Baatar wants to change that  It was a historic moment for the Mongolian Catholic Church when the country's first native priest was ordained on Aug. 28. Father Joseph Enkh Baatar, 29, could be the first local to be ordained in a millennium.

Controls on religion inside Tibet have intensified

Controls on religion inside Tibet have intensified

by: ucanews.com reporter, Beijing in Missions,

Gyaltsen Norbu, the Panchen Lama installed by the Chinese government, has called for tighter controls over monks to ensure they follow Buddhist precepts in what is already among the most strictly managed Buddhist societies.  Roaming monks not based at any one temple are particularly prone to breaking precepts, Norbu said in rare public comments on Oct. 25 at the Fourth World Buddhist Forum in Wuxi, near Shanghai.

St. Anthony Mary Claret and his Missionary Zeal

St. Anthony Mary Claret and his Missionary Zeal

by: FR. Ed Broom, omv - Catholic Exchange in Claret,

Pope Francis constantly is challenging a world enveloped in the globalization of indifference that missionary zeal must be enkindled. Jesus reminds us with a heavy heart:  “The harvest is rich, but the laborers are few.” We would like to pay tribute to one missionary saint who should be taken as a splendid model for our modern world, whose feast day we celebrate every year on October 24: St. Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870).

St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila

by: Fr. Joseph Santiago, cmf in Claretian Spirituality,

Born at Avila in Spain in the year 1515. She joined the Carmelite order and she made great progress in the way of perfection and enjoyed mystic revelations. She undertook the reform of the order and in this she had to endure great trails, but overcame them all by her indomitable spirit.

Missionaries weave back together shattered lives in Mindanao, Philippines

Missionaries weave back together shattered lives in Mindanao, Philippines

by: Inday Espina-Varona - UCAnews in Missions,

In the Philippines, the Claretians specialize in weaving back together the shattered lives of residents, immersing themselves in communities, and focusing on service rather than just evangelizing. The beatification of Romero, a cleric killed by right-wing thugs for his support of the poor and oppressed of El Salvador, comes at a time when the Philippines is polarized by a proposed law that seeks to cement the peace agreement signed between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Jesuits mark 400 years in Vietnam

Jesuits mark 400 years in Vietnam

by: ucanews.com reporters in Missions,

More than 3,000 people joined 210 Jesuits in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday for the climax of yearlong celebrations marking the arrival of the first Jesuits in Vietnam 400 years ago. Bishop Cosmas Hoang van Dat, the Jesuit bishop of Bac Ninh diocese near Hanoi in Vietnam’s north, celebrated the Mass at the main Jesuit compound in Thu Duc, a suburb of Ho Chi Minh City