Day #263: Apostolicam Actuositatem 17

Today in the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, we continue to look at the forms the laity’s missionary work takes on.

Article 17 continues to address the “individual apostolate” of every believer.  In particular, this paragraph focuses on the importance of individual activity in places that are hostile to Christianity and places where Christians are small in number — because group activity is obviously more difficult in such circumstances.

Here is the footnote:

1. cf. Pius XII, allocution to the first convention of laymen representing all nations on the promotion of the apostolate, Oct. 15, 1951: A.A.S. 43 (1951) p. 788.

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