Catholic Mission’s World Mission Month appeal this year will celebrate and support the Jesuit missionary work of Fathers Raymond De Souza and Rajesh Lobo, their staff and community in the remote and mountainous state of Nagaland in north -eastern India.
Prayerful and financial aid will focus on the Children’s Home in Khuzama and give the children a safe place to live as a basic right and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their goals through education.
In past generations the community has relied on subsistence farming and local trade to support themselves and their families, due to the remoteness of the area. Many people in the villages throughout Nagaland do not have access to basic needs such as electricity, clean running water, education and varied career opportunities.
Pope Francis has proclaimed October to be an extraordinary month of mission and in his message for World Mission Sunday, he writes:
“People in love never stand still: they are drawn out of themselves; they are attracted and attract others in turn, they give themselves to others and build relationships that are life-giving. As far as God’s love is concerned, no one is useless or insignificant. Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love.”For further information about Catholic Mission’s work in India and across the world contact Kevin Meese at firstname.lastname@example.org