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Papal Reflections

Pope Francis Prayer Intention for October 2018

We have lots of wonderful churches filled with faithful disciples who are

doing their best to bring Jesus' teaching into a secular world. But there are

also very many churches who have no vision outside their doors and

no compassion for anyone knocking on those doors. It's the responsibility

of all of us, to make sure that the Church is about making Jesus' mission a

reality. Sometimes this is just about a shift in agenda.

This month Pope Francis invites us to join in his prayer intention

"... That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalised, and those who have no voice”.

 Pray the Rosary for peace especially during the ‘Week of Prayer for World Peace’ [14-21 October].

 One of the themes for October is stewardship of the planet and respect for God's creation. This month, consider how your lifestyle impacts the planet.

 17 October is ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’. Look to support the fight against poverty, especially child poverty.

 'Disarmament Week' begins on 24 October. Consider campaigning for peace.

 Support Prisoners' Sunday [14 October].

URL: official Twitter page of His Holiness Pope Francis

Each month the Pope entrusts prayer intentions to his Worldwide Prayer Network, the Apostleship of Prayer. These intentions express his great concern for humanity and the mission of the Church. His monthly prayer intention (one month is universal and the next month is for evangelization) is a global call to transform our prayer into “concrete gestures” of service. It is a monthly action plan mobilizing us to work together to build a more human and caring world.