International Men’s Day serves as a global observance to celebrate the positive contributions and achievements of men while raising awareness of the unique challenges they may face. It offers an opportunity to promote positive masculinity, highlight issues related to men’s health, and foster discussions on topics like mental health, gender equality, and the importance of positive male role models.
On International Men’s Day, as Catholics, we reflect upon the teachings of our faith that emphasize the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. It is a moment to appreciate the positive contributions of men in our communities, families, and the Church. In alignment with Christian principles, we recognize the importance of fostering virtues such as humility, compassion, and service, encouraging men to fulfill their roles in ways that reflect the love and teachings of Jesus Christ. This day also serves as a reminder to pray for the well-being of all men, acknowledging their unique challenges and joys. As we celebrate International Men’s Day, let us strive for a society where men are empowered to live out their faith and contribute positively to the world, guided by the values of love, justice, and compassion exemplified by Jesus.
Be watchful, stand firm in faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14