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A Missionary response to protests.   Family Mission Thought 8 October

A Missionary response to protests. Family Mission Thought 8 October

“Crime and violence seem to come over us in waves,” the J&P coordinator shared. “Just recently it was gender-based violence and xenophobia and a mixture of criminality, all at the same time with women and foreigners being targets.  It took some doing but...

Doing our Duty.   Family Missionary Thought 6 October. 27th Sunday C

Doing our Duty. Family Missionary Thought 6 October. 27th Sunday C

Fr Oliver liked doing his own cooking but didn’t like all the other household chores. “What is it like for you in families these days,” he asked.  “Does everyone, old and young, perform their duties as they should or do some, unfairly, expect to be waited on, hand and...

Missionaries.  Family Missionary Thought October 5

Missionaries. Family Missionary Thought October 5

Mom shared with the family, “When I was a young girl we seemed to spend more time reading books about the lives of saints.  Some were popes but thousands of them were missionaries fired up to go to foreign countries to bring the gospel to new nations.  Many thousands...

Two by Two. Family Missionary Thought for the Day. October 2

Two by Two. Family Missionary Thought for the Day. October 2

Bruce and Paula were very conscious of doing things together as a couple, even their missionary work. “It really helps us in our own relationship if we speak about Jesus like this. We do each have our own thoughts that we share, but then we also listen and learn from...

NOTICE. For a full introduction to the October theme for the EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION go to http://www.marfam.org   We apologise to email subscribers that we have been experiencing some trouble with the email version of the reflections.    October 1st .  “Why...

Saving God’s Garden of Creation. Family Thought September 30

Saving God’s Garden of Creation. Family Thought September 30

Bishop Sipuka, the president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops conference recently told this story to his fellow bishops; it has a message for us all. “Let me begin with a story about a mother in her home sitting with her children around the fire and its cold...

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