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2018 C.PP.S. Statistics

Every year the Holy See requests a statistical report from each religious community in the world.  These statistics are one of the tools that help the Holy See understand where the Church is growing or shrinking in different parts of the world.  However, these statistics only offer a snapshot of the life of a religious [...]

By | 2018-01-15T03:34:43+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: English|0 Comments

Ordination of Rev. Diego Gallardo, C.PP.S.

The newly ordained Rev. Diego Gallardo, C.PP.S. distributes communion during the ordination liturgy. We are happy to share news of the ordination of Fr. Diego Gallardo, C.PP.S., of the Chilean Vicariate. The ordination took place at Precious Blood Church in Valdivia on January 6, St. Gaspar’s birthday. Archbishop René Rebolledo presided. The archbishop, [...]

By | 2018-01-09T02:25:15+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: English|Tags: , |0 Comments

Rev. Michael Schiegl, C.PP.S.  1929-2017

Rev. Michael Schiegl, C.PP.S., from the Teutonic Province, died on December 31, 2017.  He was born on January 14, 1929 in Rettenbach, Diocese of Regensburg, and was baptized the following day. In 1950 he entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood and was definitively incorporated on December 3, 1954. On July 10, 1955, he was [...]

By | 2018-01-03T05:10:34+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: English|Tags: , |0 Comments

Responding to the Cry of the Blood from Across the Ocean

The following reflection was written by Magdalena Stasiak, a university student from Poland who is familiar with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in Poland.  She had an internship at the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago and reflected on her time ministering there.  My name is Magdalena.  I come from Poland.  I appreciate my [...]

By | 2018-01-02T09:17:40+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: English|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Special Formation Finishes in Brazil

The Moderator General had an opportunity to visit with candidates in the Special Formation Program in Brazil. This year, 10 seminarians participated in special formation in Brazil. They came from El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil. Many members from Latin America, as well as the vice moderator general, visited them during the year to [...]

By | 2017-12-12T02:11:56+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Special Formation Finishes in Brazil

Rev. Lawrence Cyr, C.PP.S., March 10, 1918-December 4, 2017

Father Lawrence Cyr, C.PP.S., 99, died December 4, 2017, at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, OH. At the time of his death he was the oldest living member of the Kansas City Province. He died just four days short of his 80th anniversary as a Missionary of the Precious Blood and was completing his 73rd year [...]

By | 2017-12-06T01:50:59+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Rev. Lawrence Cyr, C.PP.S., March 10, 1918-December 4, 2017

Ordination in Guinea Bissau

The Iberian Province recently celebrated the diaconal ordination of Eduardo Indeque, C.PP.S.  The newly ordained Deacon Eduardo is from Bula, Guinea Bissau and was definitively incorporated in the Missionaries of the Precious Blood on August 7, 2017.   The ordination took place on November 19, 2017 and the ordaining prelate was D. Jose Camnate, the [...]

By | 2017-12-19T04:15:34+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ordination in Guinea Bissau

Advocating for Environmental Sustainability

Rev. Felix Mushobozi, C.PP.S. is a Missionary of the Precious Blood from the Province of Tanzania.  Currently he is serving as the co-executive secretary of the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission of the Union of Superiors General and the International Union of Superiors General.  The USG is composed of the superiors from male [...]

By | 2017-12-05T05:01:32+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Advocating for Environmental Sustainability

Missionaries in Latin America Reflect on the Three Pillars of the Congregation

The time together included recreation and time to get better acquainted. Missionaries of the Precious Blood serving throughout Latin America gathered on November 27-December 1 for a retreat led by Rev. Barry Fischer, C.PP.S., a former Moderator General of the Congregation.  The retreat was held at Casa Merlini near Lima, Peru.   Missionaries [...]

By | 2017-12-05T04:54:02+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Missionaries in Latin America Reflect on the Three Pillars of the Congregation

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