Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Fr. Romeo Ballan, Passi di Testimoni [The Ways of the Witnesses], Universal Missionary Calendar, € 5. This calendar is “a memorial of men and women evangelisers, martyrs, saints, blesseds, founders, patrons and other Christian and non-Christian personalities, men and women of good will who left their mark on history; meaningful dates, days and events pertaining to the life and history of the Missions the world over”, as the introduction to the booklet says. [See attachment in Italian]

Reading this calendar day after day is like making a journey through the five continents, meeting men and women, seeing the faces and hearing the stories of both well-known and newly encountered people who left humanity better than they found it. The result is that “it improves our missionary culture and opens up new horizons”.