Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for August

I’m late to post these, but am so moved by both of Pope Francis’ intentions for August:

GENERAL INTENTION:

That parents and teachers may help the new generation to grow in upright conscience and life.

MISSION INTENTION:

That the local Church in Africa, faithfully proclaiming the Gospel, may promote peace and justice.

Find additional commentary by the Apostleship of Prayer on both intentions here.

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  • http://www.thepracticingcatholic.com/ Lisa Schmidt

    Guess what?? Chance meeting with Fr. Jim Kubicki, director of Apostleship of Prayer while at Conception Abbey/Seminary for Joel’s deacon formation this week. Father was a leading a separate retreat here. Anyway, we had such a great talk with him about AOP, and he mentioned the prayer intentions will soon change to a Universal Intention, rather than General — in the sense all of the world, Catholic and beyond, can join in prayer over this intention; and an Evangelical Intention, rather than Mission, given mission territory is everywhere, often no further than our front porch – really plays on the spirit of the new evangelization. Enjoy the pic! :)

    • lisahendey

      Wow Lisa — awesome photo and thanks so much for sharing that information!! I would love to meet him some day! I hope you’re having an amazing experience!


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