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 (ə-pŏs′tə-lāt′, -lĭt)
1. The office, duties, or mission of an apostle.
2. An association of individuals for the dissemination of a religion or doctrine.

[Late Latin apostolātus, from apostolus, apostle; see apostle.]
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(əˈpɒstəlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, authority, or mission of an apostle
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(əˈpɒs tl ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

the mission or office of an apostle.
[1635–45; < Late Latin]
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[əˈpɒstəlɪt] Napostolado m
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There is a classical work on spirituality titled, The Soul of the Apostolate. In a broad sense, apostolate means anything that is done for the good of others, and especially, bringing other people closer to God.
SM City Baliwag Human Resources Manager Rowena Martin said over 200 seniors and elderly from Tahanang Mapagpala, Emmaus House of Apostolate, and Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc in Bulacan benefited from the project.
However, Intelligence Officer Melody Penelope Gonzales, of the BI Davao Intelligence Field Unit, pointed out that based on an online dictionary and Wikipedia, the term 'missionary' is a 'teacher of religion or someone who spreads the faith in foreign lands while 'apostolate work' is defined by Wikipedia as 'an organization directed to serving and evangelizing the world.' Her report said the definition does not include giving support or involvement in assemblies and fact-finding missions.
But Fox argued that Intelligence Agent Melody Penelope Gonzales 'has no right to define and delimit what constitute the apostolate and missionary works of the Sisters of Our Lady Sion.'
To explore the ecclesiology and institutions of the church during the first and second centuries, New Testament scholars discuss the apostolate in the early church: from Luke-Acts to the Pauline tradition, the notion of a common apostolic tradition in the Pauline letters, the religious authorities in the Corpus Paulinum, a new life to live: an aspect of some baptismal texts from the second-generation and third-generation church, the Eucharist in Paul and in Hebrews, the Eucharist in letters of Ignatius of Antioch, and the people of God.
Neville Joe Perera, National Coordinator (CEI), Apostolate to Sri Lankan Migrants in Rome has written to Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister that "We have heard that the Government of Sri Lanka is planning to terminate the Sri Lankan flights to Rome and we earnestly appeal to you Hon.
"The overall change in the population of women religious in the United States over the past 50 years is one of dramatic decline," said the report, published on October 13 by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead.
Wright in 1957.After assignments as an Associate Pastor at several parishes in Worcester, Father Mahoney in 1973 joined the Spanish Speaking Apostolate of the Diocese of Worcester.
The cooperative effort was launched in July 2010 by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate, in collaboration with the Philippine Bible Society.
attended the event along with Darlene Kattan from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Martin Gutierrez from the Catholic Charities and the Hispanic Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The demonstrations at Selma, which took place in the spring of 1965, marked the start for American nuns of intense involvement in what used to be called the "racial apostolate." In the second half of the 1960s, thousands of women religious tutored inner-city children in summer enrichment schools, taught in historically black colleges, presented race-relations workshops to other women religious as well as white suburban laity, and engaged in home visiting in poor urban neighborhoods.