Description: All of us, clergy and laity alike have an apostolate, the Catholic Catechism teaches. An apostolate is defined in the Catechism as "every activity of the Mystical Body that aims to spread the Kingdom over all the earth." The source of the Church's apostolate is Christ. So the fruitfulness of an apostolate depends on the apostle's union with Christ. Thus, charity, says the Catechism "“ drawn from the Eucharist above all "“ is always....the soul of the whole apostolate." The kingdom of God has already come in the person of Jesus Christ and continues to grow in a mysterious way in the hearts of those incorporated in Him. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.