The Second Vatican Council declared that the ‘Church is missionary by her very nature’ (Ad Gentes 2). This presentation explores what that means in terms of the theology of Missio Dei and the consequent being and purpose of the Church and its impact in how the Church lives out her missionary vocation. We shall explore some of the rich elements which comprise the evangelising mission of the Church. Not least we shall explore something of what is meant by the ‘New Evangelisation’ and how this may be expressed in the parish context.
(talk given Lent 2014)
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