Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

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At the initiative of the Father,
sent by the Son,
guided by the Spirit,

inspired by Theophile Verbist our founder,
who heard the call of the Lord
and left his country
to proclaim the Good News in China,

enlightened by those who preceded us
and who — like our founder —
left their familiar surroundings
to follow Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word,
by integrating themselves into a foreign culture,
and by living in solidarity with another people,

enriched by those we serve,
especially the poor who reveal to us the sin of the world
and who help us discover the true meaning
of God’s plan of love,

We CICM missionaries

of different races and cultures
live and work together as brothers
in order to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ
wherever it is most needed.

We achieve our mission

when we facilitate
the encounter between Jesus Christ and the ‘nations’.

Our mission includes

enabling people
to experience the coming of the Kingdom
— proclaimed by Jesus Christ —
in their own God-given context.