WHAT IS THE MISSIONARY
UNION OF PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS?
School Children in Thailand Praying for Missionaries
In 1916 Father Paolo Manna, a PIME
missionary in Myanmar (Burma) realized the need for the spiritual
dimension necessary to be a missionary and to encourage others to be
involved in the missionary work of the church. It is a call to all
Catholics to come to a better understanding of our baptismal
responsibility for the Church’s missionary work. Father Manna founded
the Missionary Union…the need to develop a missionary spirit of
prayer and generous sacrifice. The success of the efforts of
the priests, religious, seminarians, pastoral leaders and those engaged
in religious education must be developed and nurtured by a spirit of
prayer and generous sacrifice.