We Are Still Here

The Pontifical Mission Society of Malta has prepared this excellent video about the mission work being done by so many good people. With the cancellation of the Missionary Cooperative Program this past summer, we did not have the chance to hear the mission stories of those who are still struggling to bring God’s love to all peoples, especially to the most vulnerable. Even though the pandemic has limited our face-to-face contacts, it is uplifting to know that the work goes on. This video speaks of fidelity to the mission; of hope because of the dedication and sacrifices of so many people; and the humility that we all need to continue reaching out to others, especially when we feel so impotent.

Please watch using this link #WeAreStillHere and share it with your friends, family, church community and anyone who supports the work of missionaries. Look for the points that speak to you, reflect on them and share those thoughts with others. My hope is that you are among those (or will be) who are repeating this phrase, “We are still here,” even though no one may be able to see your good works. Let us remember Pope Francis’ words, “We are Mission!”


Sister Nancy is a Franciscan of the Sacred Heart and Formation Director for the Joliet Diocese Missions.

Now we invite your thoughts. Please share in the comments section below. And while you’re here, continue on a virtual mission by reading more of our stories and reflections as we discover together how “We are Mission”.

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