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Jesuit Father Claudio Barriga, the delegate director of the Apostleship of Prayer, is pictured at the Jesuit headquarters in Rome Feb. 1. For 167 years, members of the apostleship have begun each day offering their lives go God and praying for the needs of the universal church and the intentions of the pope.
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Jesuit Father Claudio Barriga, the delegate director of the Apostleship of Prayer, is pictured at the Jesuit headquarters in Rome Feb. 1. For 167 years, members of the apostleship have begun each day offering their lives go God and praying for the needs of the universal church and the intentions of the pope.
The Apostleship of Prayer, the Jesuit-run outreach that has brought Catholics the pope’s monthly prayer intentions since 1890, is in the midst of a serious effort to re-create itself and broaden its outreach.

The revamping is focused on three areas: making the apostleship a digital prayer network; working with dioceses and parishes to introduce the apostleship to more people; and developing the Eucharistic Youth Movement, which is the branch for children and teens.