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‘Mission – the adventure of a lifetime’

Visiting lecturer Fr Anthony Gittins CSSp, reminded participants at workshops in Christchurch and Auckland, that the call to mission is the adventure of a lifetime, open to all who are willing to pay the cost ‘of not less than everything.’

What’s required is that we share the passion and action of our time, ‘at the peril of being judged not to have lived,’ says Fr Gittins, whose own work in more than 35 different countries includes a long commitment to disenfranchised, mostly homeless women in Chicago. ‘There is no cheap grace,’ he warns, ‘but authentic discipleship is worth every cent of the cost. A spirit of adventure is a prerequisite for those who respond.’

To read more go to Mercy Focus March 2011 news story.

Pictured above with Fr Gittins are Rosemary Revell and Rita Vessey rsm and Anne Warren CHF