Sunday, January 22, 2023

"Evangelii Gaudium 2023", a 'missionary formation journey' inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis

Evangelii Gaudium - Missional International Church Network 

Missionaries and all those interested are invited to a "missionary formation journey" in 10 stages, inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium and whose aim is "the proclamation of the Gospel in today's world", on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the important Magisterium Text published on November 24, 2013. 

The course "Evangelii Gaudium 2023" is jointly organized by the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU), the International Center for Missionary Animation (CIAM) and the United Secretariat for Missionary Animation (SUAM) of the Lazio Region.

The exhortation Evangelii Gaudium was promulgated by Pope Francis with the intention of suggesting "a new chapter of evangelization" and "pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come" (EG, §1). 

On the tenth anniversary of the pontifical text, the missionary formation path "Evangelii Gaudium 2023" will be divided into a series of 10 sessions, aimed at presenting and sharing "reflections and testimonies" from all over the world "to live and transmit the joy of the Gospel".

The 10 meetings, on a monthly basis, will take place in Italian in Rome, at the CIAM headquarters (Via Urbano VIII n°16), on the 24th of each month, starting from Tuesday, January 24, from 3.00 to 5.00 pm, (local time). Participation is also possible via Zoom. 

Father Dinh Anh Nhue Nguyen (OFMConv), General Secretary of the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU), opens the first lecture on the theme "From Evangelii Nuntiandi to Evangelii Gaudium: The proclamation of the Gospel in the modern world and the future of the Church". 

Following this, Sister Maria Rosa Venturelli from the Institute of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (SMC) will give a lecture on "The Path of Missionary Spirituality in Evangelii Gaudium". 

The lecture ends with a report from Consolata missionaries in Mongolia.

Registration for participation is free. Send an e-mail to