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50,000 Missionaries with the Legionaries During Holy Week
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Holy Week evangelization missions, which generally see tens of thousands of lay people directed by the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi members, reached 50,000 this year.

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Holy Week evangelization missions, which generally see tens of thousands of lay people directed by the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi members, reached 50,000 this year. University students, entire families, and around 35,000 missionaries recruited by the Full-Time Catechists and the School of the Faith, sacrificed their Holy Week vacation so they could bring the Gospel to their brothers and sisters most in need.

113 Legionary of Christ priests accompanied them throughout every corner of Mexico to alleviate the suffering of the indigenous and share the wealth of Christ´s message. It is estimated that more than one million people received a home visit from the missionaries. 21 States of the Mexican Republic (Aguascalientes, Northern Baja California, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatán and Zacatecas), benefitted from this monumentous effort of Christian charity and humanitarian particiaption.

The activities directed by the Pastors of the local parishes touched the lives of 3,141 different communities in an effort to fulfill the desire of our Holy Father John Paul II so that all Christians will generously take part in the work of the New Evangelization.

This year the apostolates Youth for the Third Millennium and Missionary Families for the Third Millennium directed evangelization missions in the United States, El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Italy and Lebanon. The organization of missions in these countries has just begun but the response was still very encouraging: 15,000 lay people in all.

There has been a marvelous interest in the Helping Hands Medical Missions as well evangelization missions to prisons and correctional institutes.


PUBLICATION DATE: 2002-04-24


 

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