Join us to discover your mission! Let the life of Pauline Jaricot inspire your New Year. We pray that her example may bring meaning, faith and hope to 2023.
Join us to discover your mission!
At the beginning of a New Year, we are often drawn to discover a ‘New Me' - but New Year's Resolutions made in this vein can often turn out to be short lived, based on how we look or on short term health goals. While there may be a place for such kick-starts, this year we encourage you to begin the New Year with a short journey of prayer andreflection - of finding a quiet time to journey inwards with God and discover that personal calling which was placed in your soul before you were born!
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Why a Novena to Blessed Pauline Jaricot?
Blessed Pauline Jaricot is one of Missio's founders and its patron. She began a penny collection for the missions among workers in her father's factory in Lyon, and from this humble beginning, founded the Association for the Propagation of the Faith which is now part of Missio - the Pope's charity for global mission. She was beatified in May 2022, after a miracle of healing occurred following a Novena to her.
Blessed Pauline is particularly close to those who are missionaries, and thus to those who are seeking to discern their mission in life.
Injured at a young age, Blessed Pauline overcame great obstacles in her personal life, but by dedicating herself to God, and listening to him in her heart, she led a life of inspiring mission. As a lay missionary, Blessed Pauline reminds us that there are many paths for mission, and that each of us can respond to God's call in our own unique voice.
How to pray this Novena
Read each reflection and spend some time prayerfully contemplating each day for nine days.
You will also see a daily prompt. This is a question to consider and pray upon. You may find you like to write your thoughts down, or simply find a quiet moment and let the thoughts and ideas come to you. At the end of the nine day prayer, we hope that you will have a clearer sense of where and how God is calling you to mission.
Complete your daily observance with the Blessed Pauline Jaricot prayer, an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be.
What is a Novena?
A Novena is a nine day period of prayer. It is based around a particular need or petition and asks for special grace. Very often, the novena is directed to a particular saint or blessed figure.
We are Missio
Missio is the Pope's Charity for Overseas Mission. We ignite God's love by helping local missionaries to work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief.
To find out more, or get in touch with us, please visit missio.org.uk
Prayer from the novena
God our Father, we give thanks for your servant, Blessed Pauline Jaricot, who, through her commitment to the Gospel and passion for mission, began the work of Missio. Despite carrying many crosses, she never closed her heart to the needs of the poor. Following the example of your Son, fortified by a life of prayer and nourished by the Eucharist, she helped to build your Kingdom of justice and mercy. May we, like Blessed Pauline, share our faith humbly and charitably, and through prayer and action, work together to make your love known to all of creation. Grant through her intercession the favour I now ask of you... (here make your petition). Amen. Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.