Saint Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church
515 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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      Apostleship of Prayer
         History
         Monthly Prayer Intentions

The Apostleship of Prayer began in France in 1844. At that time Fr. Francis Xavier Gautrelet told a group of Jesuit seminarians who were eager to work on the missions: "Be apostles now, apostles of prayer! Offer everything you are doing each day in union with the Heart of our Lord for what He wishes, the spread of the Kingdom for the salvation of souls."

Devotion to this simple, profound way of life spread, and in time the Pope himself proposed a particular monthly intention and since 1929 a specific mission intention has also been proposed to the faithful for their prayerful attention.

Truly the Apostleship of Prayer is the Pope's own "prayer group." It is, as Pope John Paul II wrote in 1985, "a precious treasure from the Pope's heart and the Heart of Christ."

Today, the Apostleship of Prayer has over 50 million members worldwide.

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