Visiting the Poor in the Streets

The Heart of Jesus Beats With Compassion For Those on the Street

When Saint John Paul II visited North America, he exhorted all Catholics to “have the courage to bear witness to the Gospel in the streets and squares”.  The vision of LAMP, founded in and by the love of Christ Jesus, impels LAMP Missionaries to literally reach out to the poor on the streets; to those who need to know the Lord has not forgotten them, and that the local Catholic parish wants to be of service to them.

Evangelization in front of the local parish in Times Square in New York City: LAMP Missionaries visit with a woman who is interested in the Catholic materials we have displayed.
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LAMP Missionaries share the Good News with those we meet, finding Christ in every face.
“It is the love of Christ that fills our hearts and impels us to evangelize. Today as in the past, he sends us through the highways of the world to proclaim his Gospel to all the peoples of the earth.” (Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI)

“Do not turn your face away from any of the poor, and God’s face will not be turned away from you.” – Tobit 4:5-7

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has chosen me to bring good news to the poor.” – Luke 4:18