Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gospel spirit motivates families in mission

Parenting and evangelizing unite in one vocation
Mary Johnson (back, second from right) and her husband Jim (to her left) pose with a Neocatechumenal Way community in Hong Kong. Originally from Ireland, the Johnsons spent 10 years working in the diocese of Hong Kong and teaching English. "We left everything just to be the presence of Jesus among the people," Jim said. Photo submitted.
Few parents dream of quitting their jobs, leaving their homes, packing up their children, and flying to foreign countries to evangelize. For four families, Vancouver is their "foreign country." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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