Day #217: Ad Gentes 25

In today’s reading from the Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church, we continue our look at Missionaries.

After yesterday’s look at the tall order of what missionaries are called to do, article 25 reads a lot like a job description for the characteristics a missionary must possess in order to respond to that lofty call.

Here are the Scripture citations:

cf. Acts 2:42; 4:32

cf. 2 Tim. 1:7

Phil. 4:11

2 Cor. 4:10ff.

cf. 2 Cor. 12:15ff.

And the footnotes:

5 Cf Benedict XV, “Maximum Illud” (AAS 1919, 448-449); Pius XII, “Evangelii Praecones,” (AAS 1951, 507). In the formation of priests to be missionaries consideration is to be given to those things established by statute in the decree “On Priestly Training” of the Second Vatican Council.

6. Dogmatic constitution, “Lumen Gentium,” 41.

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