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Prayer and Mission

Fr Paolo Manna

We believe that God’s mission is achieved by nurturing a world-wide missionary spirit through a deeper understanding of mission, generated through personal reflection, prayer and education.

At Missio, we provide the opportunity for individuals to access programmes, resources and events to help their own personal understanding of mission. We also promote an awareness of a spirit of unity, prayer and generous sacrifice among Priests, Religious Sisters and Laity.

Together, we are creating a vital missionary community that makes all of our work possible.

The Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU)

In 1916, Fr Paolo Manna, a missionary serving in Myanmar, formed the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. He wanted to share the spiritual graces he had received through his work, and to encourage lay and Religious to unite in bringing the Good News of Christ to others.

His mission was to encourage those already engaged in the work of the Church at home to support the work of the overseas Church and, perhaps, to become missionaries themselves. Pope Pius XII bestowed the title of ‘Pontifical’ on the organisation in 1956.

Today we continue the work of the PMU through Missio. We aim to help you on your own personal journey to a greater understanding of mission. Please do share your questions, suggestions and prayers with us.