Mission Co-op Collection in Support of
the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette
July 27 & 28, 2016
The Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette are a Catholic religious congregation of priests and brothers. They are named after the apparition of Our Lady of La Salette in France. There is also a religious community of sisters called the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of La Salette and a lay fraternal group of associates also works in cooperation with the vowed religious. The Missionaries are dedicated to making known the message of Our Lady of La Salette, a call to healing of inner brokenness and personal reconciliation with God, especially as found in the first three commandments. The missionaries are popularly known as "the La Salettes."
The La Salette Congregation has always been mission orientated. When called upon by the Vatican to preach the Gospel in foreign lands, they eagerly responded. They minister to people of every race, language, culture and way of life – beginning at the La Salette Shrine in France where our Blessed Mother appeared in 1846. Her final words, “Well, my children, you will make this known to all my people,” echo Jesus’ Gospel mandate. This spirit brought them to mission in 27 countries, especially among the poor in Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Haiti, India, Madagascar, Myanmar and the Philippines. With your cooperation, the Missionaries of La Salette can continue to provide spiritual and financial assistance to these mission countries as they bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the poor. Next weekend’s Second Collection is solely dedicated to the La Salette Missionaries for their good works in the Missions. Checks should be may payable to OLM and all monies collected are to be forwarded to the La Salette Missionaries. We thank your for our prayerful support of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette and your generous financial contributions in support of their missionary work.