Welcome to Gaudium – The newly designed tool for the New Evangelization produced by the Companions of the Cross!
(Gaudium is the new evolution of the Companions of the Cross quarterly newsletter. If you currently receive the Companions of the Cross quarterly newsletter you will automatically receive Gaudium.)
For more than 5 years, Pope Francis has been calling us to be joyful missionary disciples. In his landmark document, Evangelii Gaudium he said,
“Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love. Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are ‘disciples’ and ‘missionaries’, but rather that we are always ‘missionary disciples’.” (Evangelii Gaudium, 120)
In our affinity and appreciation for Francis' Petrine Ministry we chose to name this publication ‘Gaudium’.
Each issue of Gaudium will do 3 things:
- Inspire you: Sharing testimonies and witnesses of how the Lord is at work in our lives and his Church
- Inform you: Teaching you the foundation truths of our faith and why we believe as we do
- Equip you: Give you the practical tools to help you, and those in your faith community, become agents of evangelization.
Gaudium is more than a newsletter. Gaudium is a reminder that our faith is precious, and we are seeing signs of the “New Springtime” in the Church
With each edition of Gaudium, we invite you to share your copy; give it away. Pass it along to someone else. You never know what seeds you will sow for the Kingdom. Remember, if we don’t sow the seed, God has nothing to water.
We believe that this publication is one that can do marvellous things to spread the Gospel throughout Canada, the United States, and the world.
“I dream this publication will become the go-to resource for formation and inspiration, equipping you and others to be joyful missionary disciples for the New Evangelization.” (Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC General Superior)
*Subscription is free-of-charge.