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Official Visitations of the Brazilian Vicariate and Teutonic Province

The Moderator General had an opportunity to visit with candidates in the Special Formation Program in Brazil. The ministry of the Moderator General and General Council is primarily devoted to animating the world-wide Congregation in the areas of spirituality, community, and mission.  As part of his ministry, V. Rev. William Nordenbrock, C.PP.S., is [...]

By | 2017-10-15T22:16:33+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Official Visitations of the Brazilian Vicariate and Teutonic Province

Rev. Alvin L. Herber, C.PP.S., August 10, 1924-October 12, 2017

Fr. Alvin L. Herber, C.PP.S., 93, died on October 12, 2017 at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio. Born August 10, 1924 in Hessen Cassel, Indiana to Leo and Edna Herber, he entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood on August 31, 1942 at Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana; made Temporary Profession on December 3, [...]

By | 2017-10-15T21:54:15+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Rev. Alvin L. Herber, C.PP.S., August 10, 1924-October 12, 2017

Celebration of the Ordination of Rev. Ernesto Di Fiore, C.PP.S.

V.Rev. Terenzio Pastore, C.PP.S., the Provincial Director, lays hands on Di Fiore. The parish of Saint Philip Neri in Frattamaggiore was filled with joy on September 30, 2017.  On that day, friends and family of Deacon Ernesto Di Fiore, C.PP.S. joined with dozens of Missionaries of the Precious Blood to celebrate the presbyteral [...]

By | 2017-10-13T04:32:11+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Celebration of the Ordination of Rev. Ernesto Di Fiore, C.PP.S.

Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces Discern their Future Together

A group photo at the conclusion of the gathering Over the past few years the Missionaries of the Precious Blood throughout the world have been discerning how they can continue to be faithful to the vision of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo in the contemporary world.  Much of the discernment has centered on how [...]

By | 2017-10-12T05:00:07+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces Discern their Future Together

Italian Province Celebrates an Ordination

On Saturday, September 2 the Missionaries of the Precious Blood added another priest to its ranks.  On that day Francesco Caizzone, C.PP.S. was ordained to the presbyterate by Archbishop Giovanni Accolla.  Rev. Caizzone is a member of the Italian Province.     The ordination took place in the parish of St. Stephen in Milazzo, Sicily.  [...]

By | 2017-09-11T03:08:24+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Italian Province Celebrates an Ordination

Italian Candidates Travel to Albania on Mission

Candidates from the Italian Province work in the garden of the local parish. During the first two weeks of August 2017 several candidates from the Italian Province traveled to Albania on a mission trip.  They joined the Adorers of the Blood of Christ who have been ministering in Albania for dozens of years.  [...]

By | 2017-09-04T10:38:57+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: |Comments Off on Italian Candidates Travel to Albania on Mission

Vietnam Mission Begins a Rural Ministry

Formation candidates work to repair a tower on the new property. The Vietnam Mission has a new ministry in the rural area of Tan Thanh near the border of Cambodia.  We purchased some property there that already had a couple of houses built on it.  Our candidates in formation spent the summer there [...]

By | 2017-09-04T03:14:51+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: |Comments Off on Vietnam Mission Begins a Rural Ministry

Place of Healing and Reconciliation Dedicated at Sorrowful Mother Shrine

The labyrinth is dedicated to the healing and reconciliation of abuse victims. At the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio, the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood have dedicated the Healing Place, an area in the shrine where victims of abuse and their friends and family members can come to [...]

By | 2017-08-08T09:09:04+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Place of Healing and Reconciliation Dedicated at Sorrowful Mother Shrine

An “International Ordination” in the Italian Province

Rev. Oliviero Magnone, C.PP.S. exchanges a joyful sign of peace with the newly ordained priest. On July 22, 2017 dozens of Missionaries of the Precious Blood representing all of the units in the Congregation gathered the parish of the “Sacred Body and Blood of Christ” in Rome to celebrate the presbyteral ordination of [...]

By | 2017-08-08T03:49:16+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , , |Comments Off on An “International Ordination” in the Italian Province

Precious Blood Volunteers: Sharing Ministry, Spirituality, and Community

Since 2008 the Kansas City Province has sponsored the Precious Blood Volunteers program.  The program offers volunteers the opportunity to live in community and minister together with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.  The mission of the program is “form lay Christians in Precious Blood spirituality by building community, walking with those who suffer, and [...]

By | 2017-08-07T09:25:27+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Precious Blood Volunteers: Sharing Ministry, Spirituality, and Community