“I dream of Christian communities capable of giving themselves and becoming incarnated in the Amazonia, to the point of giving the Church new faces with Amazonian features".
Week 4 of the Month For Peace in Amazonia: we want to invite all the great Dominican Family to become part of the missionary community in the Amazonia of the Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado in Peru.
These missions have their roots in the Encyclical Rerum Novarum (1895) of Leo XIII, which denounced the rubber boom that brought to the jungle the most abominable slavery, razzias, the purchase and sale of women and children, and ethnocide. The Peruvian church, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, felt the call to apply the principles of the Encyclical to the Amazonian reality as well.
You can read about them in the PDFs below and see some of our volunteers in the short video.