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What is it to be an apostle for Lavigerie?

"Be apostles, nothing but apostles, or at least, be nothing else except with this in view."

Such was Cardinal Lavigerie's deepest desire. He knew that for the difficult task ahead, Saints were needed: women of faith and of prayer.

 "I beg you, to think that you are apostles, try to think, to speak and to write as apostles. Missionaries must never forget that they are neither explorers, nor travellers, nor tourists, nor scientists, not anything else but people looking for souls. Zeal is the proper and distinctive characteristic of a missionary." Cardinal Lavigerie

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