Quotes - The New Evangelization

One day not too far away, at the center of My Church, at St. Peter's, there will take place the consecration of the world to the Holy Spirit, and the graces of this Divine Spirit will be showered on the blessed Pope who will make it. It is My desire that the universe be consecrated to the Divine Spirit, that He may spread Himself over the earth in a New Pentecost. - Jesus to Ven. Concepción Cabrera de Armida

It is such an essential point that I not only be reflected in my priests, but that they be my very self, one with Me, in order to evangelize anew the multitudes, but in such a way that they exhale the divine fragrance of their Master. I desire apostles, I desire martyrs, not only of blood, but of the fulfillment of their duties; martyrs of love, martyrs of patience and of hidden self-sacrifice in my service! Legions of holy priests, of priests that are other Me's, will come and sanctify, all of them imbued with the Holy Spirit! - Jesus to Ven. Concepción Cabrera de Armida

Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire. - St. Catherine of Siena

The task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church. It is a task and mission which the vast and profound changes of present-day society make all the more urgent. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ's sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection. - Ven. Pope Paul VI

O Divine Spirit, renew your wonders in this our age, in a New Pentecost and grant that your Church, praying perseveringly and insistently with one ind and heart together with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and guided by blessed Peter, may increase the reign of the Divine Savior, a reign of truth and justice, a reign of love and peace. - St. John XXIII 

[T]here is [a] situation, particularly in countries with ancient Christian roots, and occasionally in the younger Churches as well, where entire groups of the baptized have lost a living sense of the faith, or even no longer consider themselves members of the Church, and live a life far removed from Christ and his Gospel. In this case what is needed is a "new evangelization" or a "re-evangelization." - St. John Paul II

I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church’s energies to a new evangelization... No institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty. - St. John Paul II

Today the Church must face other challenges and push forward to new frontiers, both in the initial mission ad gentes and in the new evangelization of those peoples who have already heard Christ proclaimed. Today all Christians, the particular churches and the universal Church, are called to have the same courage that inspired the missionaries of the past, and the same readiness to listen to the voice of the Spirit. - St. John Paul II

Your vocation, in this turn of the century and of the millennium, is that of creating a new culture of love and hope, inspired by the truth that frees us in Christ Jesus. This is the goal of inculturation; this is the priority of the New Evangelization. - St. John Paul II 

Faith is strengthened when it is given to others! It is in commitment to the Church's universal mission that the new evangelization of Christian peoples will find inspiration and support. - St. John Paul II

To the poor, missionary activity brings light and an impulse toward true development, while a new evangelization ought to create among the wealthy a realization that the time has arrived for them to become true brothers and sisters of the poor through the conversion of all to an "integral development" open to the Absolute. - St. John Paul II

May Mary Most Holy, Virgin of Advent and Star of the new evangelization, guide and help you. Be docile as she was to the divine Word and may her Magnificat spur you to praise and to prophetic courage. - St. John Paul II

In order to evangelize the world, we need experts in celebration, adoration and contemplation of the Holy Eucharist” - St. John Paul II

To evangelize is to give an account to all of the hope that is within us. - St. John Paul II

With the Holy Spirit, Mary is always present in the midst of the people. She joined the disciples in praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:14) and thus made possible the missionary outburst which took place at Pentecost. She is the Mother of the Church which evangelizes, and without her we could never truly understand the spirit of the new evangelization. - Pope Francis

Spirit-filled evangelizers means evangelizers fearlessly open to the working of the Holy Spirit. At Pentecost, the Spirit made the apostles go forth from themselves and turned them into heralds of God’s wondrous deeds, capable of speaking to each person in his or her own language. The Holy Spirit also grants the courage to proclaim the newness of the Gospel with boldness in every time and place, even when it meets with opposition. Let us call upon him today, firmly rooted in prayer, for without prayer all our activity risks being fruitless and our message empty. Jesus wants evangelizers who proclaim the good news not only with words, but above all by a life transfigured by God’s presence. - Pope Francis

All evangelizers proclaim who Christ is; Catholic evangelizers proclaim a Eucharistic Christ. - Francis Cardinal George