Apostleship of Prayer. Eucharistic Youth Movement. Apostleship of Prayer History: . The AP is born in Vals, in 1844, in times of a missionary expansion of the Church. The young Jesuits wanted to be missionaries now. Father Gautrelet, the day of the feast of Saint Francis Xavier:.
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Apostleship of Prayer
Eucharistic Youth Movement
The AP is born in Vals, in 1844, in times of a missionary expansion of the Church
The young Jesuits wanted to be missionaries now.
We can be apostles through prayer, offering our lives, learning to do Gods will in all things.
God, our Father, I offer You my day.
I offer You my prayers, thoughts, words,
actions, joys, and sufferings
in union with Your Son Jesus Heart,
Who continues to offer Himself in the Eucharist
for the salvation of the world.
May the Holy Spirit, Who guided Jesus,
be my guide and my strength today
so that I may witness to Your love.
With Mary, the mother of our Lord and of the Church,
I pray especially for this month's intentions
as proposed by the Holy Father.
The Heart of Jesus
The Popes intentions
Where are we?
In 90 countries, with over 40
The most numerous local APs:
Brazil, Philippines, Italy, Angola,
Portugal, a few other countries
The MOVEMENT model:
The SERVICE model:
In the first model, in many places we live a situation of crisis:
Members are growing old,
there is no renewal
of the people,
nor the practices,
the numbers are going down.
We live in a world in crisis, and in a Church in crisis But lets not forget that the word crisis can mean danger and opportunity.
Not only a devotion, rather a SPIRITUALITY,rooted in the Daily Offering, the Eucharist and our Baptism, with devotional aspects, always optional, such as the First Fridays, Holy Hour, Consecration to the Heart of Jesus, etc.
The Apostleship of Prayer:
A spirituality that offers a way to Sanctity for the Christian of the Third Millennium.
Daily life is valued and all we do can become prayer.
AP helps us seek and find God in all things.
We find here the basic spirituality of the Church:
Jesus and his Heart
Ecclesial and at the same time very Ignatian:
We live an inner struggle in a world that challenges our faith. We wish to live for God and to find him in all things.
The AP helps us find meaning
and unity to our lives,
and it all makes
The Eucharistic Youth Movement
Our youth branch, the old Eucharistic Crusade
(Mouvement Eucharistique des Jeunes - MEJ)
Where are we?
In 42 countries
Most numerous in Madagascar, Burundi, France, Egypt, Italy, Angola, Chile.