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Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer)

Pope Francis: “Be mindful: the heart of the Church’s mission is prayer. We can do so many things, but without prayer it does not work.”   “Institute Introduction, Mission and Vision”   Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (PWPN) is the newly developed name of Apostleship of Prayer (AOP) whereas its organization and constitution were approved by the Pope in March 2018. Under the rapid change of the world, facing the culture and language of this era, its new form and face, continue to serve the mission of preaching the gospel. Recognizing the spirit of the church at the beginning, that is go with Christ, live out readily the life of Eucharist, PWPN promote actively to live the daily life with joy and a sacrificed heart so that we can establish close relationship with Christ, and to became real apostles. Practically PWPN spread the Pope’s wish of prayer every month, through PWPN we invite all to pay attention to the challenge of the world and the church, and pray together for the needs of the world and the church.     “Direction of Movement”   Promote a simple but deep spiritual Christian way of living through daily prayer. Offer everything of ours: prayer, work, pain and joy, combined with Christ’s offering to God. This gives us the meaning of our divine daily lives. Through the “Click to Pray” APP in Chinese, help the Christian to pray at three moments during the day. Not only in the church of Taiwan, but also in the world of Christian using Chinese to participate in PWPN, enrich and deepen their spiritual lives. Every summer there will be Eucharistic camp to help the children and teenagers to build up community spirit, love the Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart fervently so that the participants can integrate their daily lives with their faith, and live out the vocations of the Christian under good or bad conditions. Offer everything in life to Christ and follow Christ’s spirit to serve with joy and sacrifice. The monthly publication of Shalom, both in digital and printed, will include short reflection on Mass readings to help Christian on the daily readings. Donation of NT$800 and above will get the Shalom in printing for one year.     “Donation Need”   PWPN needs more than one million NT dollars annually to operate, including the preparing of praying cards, booklets, Shalom, network maintenance, promotion and administration. All costs are covered by people donation. Thank you for the generous support to keep this wonderful work and May God bless you for your generosity!     Methods of Donation: 1. Cash 2. Bank Transfer 3. Credit Card payment authorization    

Manresa Spirituality Center

Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening. (1 Samuel 3: 10)     Mission and Hope “MANRESA” is a sacred place where we may re-encounter our loving Lord and ourselves in greater depth. It is a special Encounter embedded in our memory. There are many who, after their retreat here, carry the beautiful and sweet memory of their communion with the Lord that they cherish for a long time. That is the reason why so many of them like re-visiting MANRESA SPIRITUALITY CENTER in order to refresh themselves and create a new memory of their fresh encounter with our Lord in their prayers, which will inspire, guide, and enlighten their daily life in the world.   “MANRESA” does not merely belong to the Jesuits; it is a precious jewel of the whole Taiwan Church. All the staff in “MANRESA” feel honored to provide excellent and warm service. They hope to offer better service to the participants through this renovation project.    Fundraising context “MANRESA” was designed and built in 1960 according to the need of the Jesuit religious formation. It has been transformed in different ways due to the changes in the needs: religious formation house →retreat house→spirituality center. It underwent a major renovation 20 years ago in order to provide 24 comfortable suite-rooms and some other facilities.   “MANRESA” used to accommodate religious and clerics. There are more and more lay Catholics and lay Protestants who come here and expect different facilities for their spiritual activities and retreats. Therefore, “MANRESA” needs to provide more suitable space for personal praying, communal interaction, tranquil/recreation room, barrier-free guestroom, secretary’s office, etc.     Fundraising Project and Goal: NT. 6 million dollars.   工程內容 一、內部空間整建與外部邊坡滑落整修加固   renovation inside the building and slope protection outside 增設整修三個祈禱空間 3 new prayer rooms 增設一個團體互動空間 1 new community- sharing room 增設一間無障礙套房 1 new barrier-free guestroom 增設一個放空的靜謐休閒室 1 new recreation room 整修秘書室 1 new secretary’s office 坡地整理 slope protection 坡地水土保持 加勁擋土牆 二、維修基金 maintenance fund 建於1960年的靜山,仍有許多老舊硬體設備仍待更新維修,需要您長期的捐款支持,作為日常設備更新之用。 A restricted fund is needed for some other minor renovations in the near future due to the old age of the building.     freebies   NT.600 “A Listening Heart” journey diary and memo     NT.2000   Manresa Key holder (50 sets, limited)     Methods of Donation: 1. Cash 2. Bank Transfer 3. Credit Card payment authorization     Manresa Spirituality Center FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/manresa.tw TEL:+886-4-712-2259~61 EMAIL:secmanresa.tw@gmail.com http://bit.ly/2sLrmlH  

Fu Jen Faculty of Theology of St. Robert Bellarmine

  This ecclesiastical faculty of theology was established in Zikawei, Shanghai (China), in 1929, and transferred to Baguio, the Philippines, in 1952. In 1967,according to the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, this Faculty was transferred back to Chinese cultural environment and located next to Fu Jen Catholic University, in Taiwan. Thereafter, according to the wishes of many ecclesiastical Prelates, the Faculty was converted into an Institute of Superior Ecclesiastical Studies open to Jesuit and non-Jesuit students alike. Fu Jen Faculty of Theology of St. Robert Bellarmine is authorized by the Congregation for Catholic Education to confer the academic degrees of Baccalaureate, Licentiate, and Doctorate in Sacred Theology. Indeed, this Faculty of Theology is the only one in the world granted such authority with Mandarin Chinese as the language of instruction.   In 1968, in response to the demonstrated interest and need by the faithful, lay and religious, for study of theology and other sacred sciences for the enrichment of their Christian lives and for exercise of their apostolate more fruitfully in cooperation with clergy, an Institute of Religious Sciences was founded and attached to the Faculty with the authority to award academic degrees.   This Faculty carries out its mission in communion with the universal Church and with particular solicitude for the local Church. The Church’s mission of theological research and education, forming clergy, consecrated religious, and laity, has developed over time from the wisdom of the People of God, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in dialogue with, and discernment of, the signs of the times and diverse cultural expressions. Your support for this mission would be greatly appreciated.   Fund Goal Objective Xu Guangqi Scholarship Fund NT$2,500,000 per annum Scholarships for Lay Students Yang Ting-jun Faculty Fund NT$1,200,000 per annum Support for Lay Faculty members Fr. Mark Fang, S.J., Biblical Theology Professor Endowment NT$30,000,000 Endow Chair for Professor of Biblical Theology, 20 years Faculty of Theology General Fund NT$1,066,000 current budget shortfall Unrestricted donations to meet significant current needs as determined by the Faculty of Theology   Contact Information: 02-29017270 ext.259 or 507; contact email: tmdo.fj@gmail.com   Methods of Donation: 1. Cash 2. Bank Transfer 3. Credit Card payment authorization     Mission Development Office EMAIL: tmdo.fj@gmail.com TEL: +886 2-2901-7270 ext. 259 FAX: +886 2-2906-2439  

General giving

The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) is a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church with members spread throughout the world. There are presently in Greater China hundreds of Jesuits coming from 25 countries.   Jesuits are continuing the mission of Jesus Christ to preach, teach, heal, and reconcile. We ponder and interpret what God is saying in our hearts and we hope that finding God in all things we may with all our strength proclaim His glory.   We are ready to follow God under even the most difficult circumstances, to enter into and engage in dialogue with those of other faiths, cultures and value systems, and to stand in the front lines in the pursuit of justice and peace, bringing the message of the gospel that all men are yearning for deep in their hearts.     This project will assist the Jesuits in the past year to help the pastoral and apostolic work, and the offerings will be distributed by the Jesuits.     Other ways to support Check, Bank transfer, Cash, Credit card payment authorization, please see FAQ