We end the Month of January with BL. PAOLO MANNA, who was the first Superior General of
the following forty years of his life promoting missions to all Catholics: lay,
religious, and ordained. In order to spread the mission call to all Catholics
through missionary priests and religious, Bl. Paolo started the Missionary
Union of the Clergy – which is now worldwide – in 1916, established the Sacred
Heart Seminary in
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He is also acknowledged for his “prophetic role” in promoting Ecumenism.
His book Thoughts and Reflections upon Vocations to the Foreign Missions was published in 1909. An edited version entitled “Forward with Christ” was published by Fr. Nicholas Maestrini, PIME in 1954.