© 2010 Vincentians Ireland
Provincial Office, St Pauls
"In the long run, is there any other way of handling on the Gospel than by transmitting to another person one's personal experience of faith?”
Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi
“Through their participation in the prophetic mission of Christ, the lay faithful are given the ability and responsibility to accept the gospel in faith and to proclaim it in word and deed.
The lay faithful are sharers in the priestly mission for which Jesus offered himself on the cross. The baptised are united to him and to his sacrifice in the offering they make themselves and their daily activities. For their work prayers, their ordinary married and family life, their daily labour, their mental and physical relaxation, if carried out in the Spirit, and even the hardships of life – all these become spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God. Thus as worshippers whose every deed is holy, the lay faithful consecrate the world to God.”
John Paul II, Christifideles Laici