Faces of Mission is a bi-weekly blog series produced by the United States Catholic Mission Association highlighting our membership and all their work in and for mission. This week we delve into the archives to bring you a video from USCMA’s initial Faces of Mission series in 2011 with Rev. Arturo Aguilar, SSC. A Columban Father, Rev. Aguilar tells us: “Mission work has a lot to do with relationship. When you have a relationship, you have to listen to others. And the call of God is to listen with an open heart — in other words, to see with the eyes of your heart.”
Together with Ms. Amy Woolam-Echeverria (Columban International JPIC Coordinator), Rev. Aguilar will present a workshop/dialogue session at the 2014 USCMA Mission Conference called Imagining Jesus’ Justice: Exploring Mission as a Prophetic Response. The Gospel reminds us that we continue Jesus’ mission. This session will look at how we understand justice and respond as Catholic in today’s world.
The 2014 USCMA Conference, Gospel Justice: A Living Challenge for the Church in Mission, will focus on how, as Pope Francis describes it, mission and justice are mutually constitutive. It will be held in Alexandria, Virginia on October 24 – 26, 2014. For more information and to register, please visit the Conference website at Gospel Justice: A Living Challenge for the Church in Mission. We hope you will all be able to join us in October.