Peace & Justice / Gospel of Life Apostolate

At Mundelein Seminary we strive to form priests of the New Evangelization. To be a priest of the New Evangelization means to have the heart of a shepherd, one which is deeply moved in concern for all aspects of human flourishing. As Pope Paul VI wrote in Evangelii nuntiandi:

“[It] is impossible to accept that in evangelization one could or should ignore the importance of the problems so much discussed today, concerning justice, liberation, development and peace in the world. This would be to forget the lesson which comes to us from the Gospel concerning love of our neighbor who is suffering and in need.”

The Peace & Justice / Gospel of Life Apostolate invites the seminary community to engage the Social Doctrine of the Church through prayer, education, direct service, and advocacy.

Our Mission Statement

We, the Peace and Justice / Gospel of Life Apostolate of Mundelein Seminary, seek to spread the Good News of God’s love for all mankind by promoting human life in all stages, especially for the most vulnerable, poor, and marginalized.

We do this in Jesus Christ in accord with Catholic Social Teaching through the means of prayer, service, education, and advocacy.

We pursue this mission animated by our baptismal call heedful of Christ’s invitation to be His priests, shepherds of souls, allowing ourselves to be molded by the Holy Spirit to more fully participate in Christ’s own pastoral charity.

On the following pages (Acts of the Apostolate) you will find out more about what we do.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Apostolate, please contact Patricia Klein, faculty coordinator (pklein@usml.edu), or Nelson Cintra, student coordinator (kearleywine@usml.edu)

“…For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me…Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:35-40

 

A community that takes the first step — PJGL