Celebrating 200 Years of Mission

“I was created to love and to act. My cloister is the world.”

-Pauline Jaricot

Catholic Mission began with the vision of one woman

2022 is special year for us as it marks significant anniversaries in our history.

Two-hundred years ago, a young Frenchwoman, Pauline Jaricot, had the vision of an international network of prayer and support for the work of mission. From the commitment of this one woman, the global mission of the Church found sustenance and support. In May 2022 Pauline Jaricot’s beatification will take place, a key milestone on the journey towards being recognised as a saint.

200 Years of Mission

2022 also marks the 200th anniversary of the Foundation for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith, which in Australia is known as Catholic Mission, and still today a worldwide network of lay missionaries and church leaders are working together with communities most in need.

“I lit the match that lit the fire”

-Pauline Jaricot

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Discover the story of a woman who changed the world

Pauline Jaricot was a revolutionary young woman who saw need and was compelled to do something about it.
Born at a time when women were neither entrepreneurs, decision makers or influencers, Pauline Jaricot forged a new and practical way for people to join together, expand their faith and share what they had with those in need.

Below is a special edition of our magazine. Read more about the life and legacy of Pauline Jaricot.

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We invite you to join us on a missionary journey

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