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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.  [...]

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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.  [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Cincinnati Province Celebrates Ordinations

Rev. Ken Pleiman, C.PP.S. lays hands on James Smith, C.PP.S. Some theologians debate the actual moment of ordination within the ritual itself. Some say it takes place when the bishop lays his hands on the head of the ordinand. Others believe that the moment of ordination occurs when the ordaining bishop completes the [...]

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Community Life Symposium:  Day 5

Rev. John Wolf presides at the Eucharist. The final day of the Community Life Symposium was dedicated to the writing of a vision statement for an authentic C.PP.S. community life.  On Thursday evening the writing committee wrote a draft statement which incorporated various elements from the work of the small groups.  During the [...]

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Community Life Symposium: Day 4

The fourth day of the Symposium was a change of pace. The previous three days were spent working as a large group. During Thursday the participants broke into five small groups to draft a vision statement for an “authentic C.PP.S. community life.” The groups were formed around the languages of the participants and included three [...]

By | 2017-07-27T16:49:15+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Community Life Symposium: Day 4

Community Life Symposium:  Day 3

The participants meet in the plenary session. Photo courtesy of Mario Córdova. The third day of the Community Life Symposium was another long day for the participants.  All four sessions were devoted to hearing from each unit concerning their “hopes and dreams” for community life into the future.  In their reports they were [...]

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