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Italian Province Welcomes a Newly Ordained Missionary

V. Rev. Terenzio Pastore, C.PP.S. lays hands on Lunetto during the liturgy. On Saturday, May 13, 2017 dozens of Missionaries of the Precious Blood, seminarians, friends, and family gathered in the Church of the Annunciation of Mary (Maria Santissima Annunziata) in the town of Partinico, Sicily to celebrate the presbyteral ordination of Giampiero [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:21:12+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |0 Comments

Italian Province Sponsors Symposium on the Venerable Giovanni Merlini

A portrait of Venerable Giovanni Merlini On April 24, 25, and 26 the Italian Province gathered at the Provincial Office in Rome for an symposium on Venerable Giovanni Merlini, a close associate of St. Gaspar and the third Moderator General of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.  The symposium was titled Venerable Giovanni [...]

By | 2017-05-18T04:41:20+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: |0 Comments

Pastoral Planning in the Cincinnati Province

Deacon James Smith, C.PP.S. shares his hopes for the future of the Province. On April 30 and May 1, dozens of members of the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood met to continue the pastoral planning process. Previous sessions were held in 2000, 2006, and 2012. This year the Provincial [...]

By | 2017-05-17T04:28:49+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: |0 Comments

Dedication of New Churches in the Indian Vicariate

With great joy the Missionaries of the Precious Blood have recently dedicated two new worship spaces in the Indian Vicariate.  Through the hard work and perseverance these two churches have welcomed hundreds of parishioners for liturgies and prayer. Saint Joseph's Chapel The corner stone for Saint Joseph’s Chapel in Mangalam, a sub-station in [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:06:59+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: |0 Comments

Cincinnati Province Parish Welcomes Refugee Family

The Ghafooris family are being hosted by Precious Blood Companions from the Cincinnati Province. Anyone who has ever scanned the arrivals/departures screen at an airport, obsessively searching for news of a loved one’s flight, can relate to the committee members from St. Edward Church in Newark, Calif. They were waiting for the arrival [...]

By | 2017-04-04T10:42:55+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: |Comments Off on Cincinnati Province Parish Welcomes Refugee Family

Fr. Gene R. Wilson, C.PP.S. May 18, 1928–March 30, 2017

  Fr. Gene R. Wilson, C.PP.S., 88, died of heart failure at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio. He was born on May 18, 1928, in Charleston, W.Va., to Luther Lee and Hilda (Lawson) Wilson. The family later moved to Cleveland, where he was raised. He [...]

By | 2017-04-01T03:31:44+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Fr. Gene R. Wilson, C.PP.S. May 18, 1928–March 30, 2017

Symposium Exploring the Vocation of the Religious Brother

Missionaries of the Precious Blood from the Cincinnati Province attend a Brothers Conference. On March 25, 2017 during the feast of the Annunciation,  the University of Notre Dame, Indiana hosted a symposium to explore the identity and mission of the religious brother. Over 225 people participated in the event, representing 32 different communities [...]

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Fr. James Bender, C.PP.S.,  February 10, 1927–March 21, 2017

Rev. James Bender, C.PP.S. during his time in La Oroya, Peru. Fr. James Bender, C.PP.S., 90, died at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the infirmary at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio. He had been in failing health.  He was born on February 10, 1927, in Grass Creek, Ind., to [...]

By | 2017-03-23T02:42:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fr. James Bender, C.PP.S.,  February 10, 1927–March 21, 2017

Croatian Mission Sponsors Spirituality Symposium

Rev. Emanuele Lupi, C.PP.S. offered two presentations on Precious Blood Spirituality and St. Maria de Mattias. On Saturday, March 11, 2017, over a hundred Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Adorers of the Blood of Christ, and lay associates gathered to reflect on Precious Blood Spirituality in Prozorje, Croatia.  The event was sponsored by [...]

By | 2017-03-21T11:06:55+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Croatian Mission Sponsors Spirituality Symposium

Deacon Ordination Celebrated in Central American Mission

The Central American Mission recently celebrated the diaconate ordination of Victor Manuel Navichoc Menchú, C.PP.S.  The ordination liturgy took place on March 11, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, SDB, of the Archdiocese of Guatemala City presided at the liturgy and was joined by several Missionaries of the Precious [...]

By | 2017-03-21T10:50:14+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: English|Tags: , |Comments Off on Deacon Ordination Celebrated in Central American Mission