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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.

Francis Xavier, a Missionary Beyond the Borders

Francis Xavier, a Missionary Beyond the Borders

by: Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Missions,

For Saint Francis Xavier the motives were Christ and the salvation of the people. Thus he was not afraid to consider the most distant and difficult goal as the most urgent. With this enthusiasm he proclaimed the Gospel in India, in Malacca (Malaysia), in the Moluccas (Indonesia) and in Japan. Only death stopped him when he tried to enter China, his last great missionary dream.

Justus Takayama Ukon: The Great Japanese Missionary of the Sixteenth Century

Justus Takayama Ukon: The Great Japanese Missionary of the Sixteenth Century

by: Toni Witwer, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Missions,

Four hundred years have passed since the death of Justus Takayama Ukon, remembered and revered in Japan not only as a martyr, but also as a great witness to the Christian faith, which he practiced in connection with the mission of the Society of Jesus. He was the greatest Japanese missionary of the sixteenth century because of how he lived the Christian faith with the tenacity, rigor and loyalty that were typical of the Japanese people, promoting the inculturation of Christianity through the witness of his life, which eventually led to his dying while in exile.

Francis Xavier, a Missionary Beyond the Borders

Francis Xavier, a Missionary Beyond the Borders

by: Nuno da Silva Gonçalves, SJ-La Civilta´cattolica in Missions,

For Francis Xavier the motives were Christ and the salvation of the people. Thus he was not afraid to consider the most distant and difficult goal as the most urgent. With this enthusiasm he proclaimed the Gospel in India, in Malacca (Malaysia), in the Moluccas (Indonesia) and in Japan. Only death stopped him when he tried to enter China, his last great missionary dream.

Spanish priest a good shepherd for ex-Khmer Rouge

Spanish priest a good shepherd for ex-Khmer Rouge

by: George Wright, Cambodia-UCAN in Missions,
Within weeks of the collapse of the final remnants of the Khmer Rouge in late 1998, Father Enrique Figaredo, also known as "Kike" or "The Bishop of the Wheelchair," went to visit some of the movement's last-standing cadres after hearing they needed assistance.
Message for the Solemnity of the heart of Mary

Message for the Solemnity of the heart of Mary

by: Mathew Vattamattam - Claret.org in Claretian Spirituality,

As Claretian missionaries, we are born of her heart, formed, and accompanied by the same heart. As Pope Saint John Paul II observed in his Redemptor Hominis, “the mystery of the Redemption took shape beneath the heart of the Virgin of Nazareth when she pronounced her ‘fiat’.

A Story That Needs to Be Heard; The Heart of Nuba (Sudan)

A Story That Needs to Be Heard; The Heart of Nuba (Sudan)

by: Ken Carlson, Director and Producer of The Heart of Nuba in Missions,

A truck carrying a year’s worth of medical supplies, vaccines, and food to the Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where Dr. Tom is the sole surgeon for nearly one million people, had been hijacked and raided.  The clock was ticking loudly.  The rainy season was less than three weeks out. Once it began, there would be no movement possible. People would die.

Jesuits end decades of water shortages in Timor-Leste

Jesuits end decades of water shortages in Timor-Leste

by: Siktus Harson and Thomas Ora, Dili - UCAN in Missions,

According to a 2015 census, more than 830,000 of Timor-Leste's 1.1 million people live in rural areas. About 78 percent of people living in urban areas have access to clean water, but only 64 percent of people do in rural areas, according to Rui de Sousa, director of Timor-Leste National Water and Sanitation Services.

PARISHIONERS’ FURY OVER CHURCH CLOSURE IN WALES

PARISHIONERS’ FURY OVER CHURCH CLOSURE IN WALES

by: The Tablet - 5 Jan, 2018 in Missions,

A church in Wales, which recently marked its centenary with a Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Wrexham, Peter Brignall, is to close in February, he has announced. Parishioners at St Michael & All Angels Church in Conwy spoke of their “devastation” after a letter was read out, the weekend before Christmas, announcing the last Mass would take place there on 11 February.