Month: December 2010

The Nativity

This is a four-part drama revealing the human story beneath the classic biblical tale, from the courtship of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth to the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem stable. I find it one of the most marvelous dramas of the Nativity, revealing the human drama of...

Pope Decrees Sainthood for our Founder, Blessed GM Conforti

Pope Benedict XVI has advanced the sainthood causes of 16 Catholics. The announcement was made following the Pope’s meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican’s office for the causes of saints, Dec. 10. The Church’s newest saint will be Blessed Guido Maria Conforti, founder of the Xaverian...

Christmas Pics from the Amazons in Brazil

We, Xaverian Missionaries, arrived in Brazil in 1953 in response to an appeal made by Pope Pius XII. The first areas of work were located in northern Paranà.  Our presence could be described as Gospel proclamation, spiritual assistance, and social-material-political betterment.  We opened seminaries in Jaguapità (1959), Londrina (1965),...
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