Catholic Mission’s logo springs into Mission Month

09/09/2010

Catholic Mission New Logo
Catholic Mission's new logo.
Catholic Mission has launched a fresh, new-look logo coinciding with the beginning of Spring and a reminder of its mission and values leading into October's World Mission Month.

‘God reaching out’ is central to the gospel-centred vision and values of Catholic Mission. For this reason, the logo retains the image of the out-reaching hands.” Catholic Mission’s National Director Martin Teulan said.

Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam’
Source of inspiration...Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam’.
The outstretched hands originate from Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam’ on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. God reaches out and through his touch gives life to all mankind.

“The hands also symbolise people reaching out to others and each other, showing God at work through people” Mr Teulan said.

“God’s mission is universal. That is what the word ‘catholic’ means, and he initiates it. God reaches out to all people offering life to the full (John 10:10).

“Catholic Mission’s logo is red, a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice for all people, making it possible for each person to have a relationship with God, their loving Creator.”  

Catholic Mission works in 160 countries around the world reaching out to the unreached, the deserted and those left behind. It works through the Catholic Church, the world’s largest spiritual organisation and the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

According to Catholic missiologist Stephen Bevans SVD, Church does not so much have a mission as that the mission has a church.

The Church is not about itself: it is about the Reign of God that it preaches, serves and witnesses to, and this makes all the difference,” he said.

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