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What is a Full-Time Missionary?

The Full-Time Missionary Program provides an opportunity for men and women to make Christ the full measure of their lives, living the adventure of their faith through radical service to the kingdom and Catholic communal living that will challenge them to become everything God made them to be. It’s about giving one’s life away generously, and in turn, receiving the abundant life Jesus promises.

“For if we received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?”

Pope Francis

5 Full-Time Missionary Pillars:

Prayer
Prayer is the foundation of all Christian life. As missionaries, we are called to be totally Jesus-centered to the point that our hearts, minds, words and actions are consumed by the love of Jesus. All of our activity flows out of our prayer life, which includes both personal and communal prayer. Our prayer includes a daily personal holy hour, daily mass when available, and a vibrant life of worship seeking a greater outpouring of the Spirit. Missionary households also establish routines of prayer utilizing the liturgy of the hours for morning and night prayer.

Community
Our missionary community will sharpen you. Missionaries live in men’s and women’s households that pray together, live life together, and evangelize together. Christian communal living calls you out of yourself and into the radical love of others. Community members enter into year-round formation and small groups with one another.

Discipleship
As disciples of Jesus, we are all called to disciple others. As missionaries, we desire to be witnesses to all, but also to journey with particular individuals to form them into the full stature of Christ. As missionaries, you will disciple small groups and individuals on retreats, in youth ministry programs, and within school outreach programs.

Outreach
Many Christians are afraid to take a risk for Jesus. As missionaries, you will be invited to outreach in schools and parishes and will be given opportunities for street evangelization and prayer ministry.

Equipping
Missionaries will be equipped with confidence-building tools in evangelization and discipleship, will receive training in effective middle school and high school youth ministry. Missionaries will grow in greater confidence in prayer ministry. If desired, after missionary service is complete, missionaries will be provided a letter of recommendation and help transitioning into a ministry career.

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