Month: July 2011

1st Mass of Fr. Santaniez in Sierra Leone, Africa

1st Mass of Fr. Santaniez in Sierra Leone, Africa, a set on Flickr. Fr. Patrick Santaniez, the first Filipino to be ordained a priest returned to Sierra Leone, Africa recently where he celebrated his first mass with the people. Joven, a Xaverian student from the Philippines begins a two...

Superiors of the Xaverian Missionaries Gather from Around the World

Dear Friends, Superiors of the Xaverian Missionaries, gathered from eighteen countries worldwide, came together in Tavernerio Italy, near Milan to look at the global situation of the mission efforts of the congregation. At the writing of this blog we have come to the half way mark of our meeting,...

Out of Cordoba

Out of Cordoba is a documentary film, directed by Jacob Bender and produced by Mr. Bender and MLK Producciones of Malaga, Spain, that explores some of the most vexing questions of our time: Is there a “clash of civilizations” between the West and the Islamic world? Are Jews and...

Fr. Mark Marangone Returns to the USA After 13 Years in Colombia

Fr. Mark Marangone on the left with friends at our Mission Festival in Franklin, Wisconsin. We welcome Fr. Mark Marangone, after more than 13 years of missionary work in Colombia, Latin America. Fr. Mark is no stranger to our work in the USA. He studied theology in Chicago, was...

Xaverian Missionaries Take on New Mission in Thailand

Bishop Pibul Visitnoncachai of the Diocese of Nakhom Sawan Recently, the Xaverian Missionaries have taken on a new mission in Thailand, increasing their global mission reachout to nineteen nations worldwide. We committed ourselves to the Diocese of Nakhom Sawan under Bishop Pibul Visitnondachai. We are looking at the possibility of a new...

Five hundred Mothers Minister to Prisoners for Lent in Africa

Fr. Nick Colosuonno reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. He has settled in after a number of years out of Africa in the parish of Cahi in Bakavu. Fr. Nick Colosuono in the Easter Processionof his parish. Fr. Nick’s Parish from a bird’s eye view...

Set out to Form a More Perfect Union…Happy July 4th!!

As America’s 224th birthday comes around, it’s a good time to celebrate just how far we’ve come towards living out our ideals. And it’s also a good time to reflect on how far we still have to go, together as a nation. For the Catholic Church, John Paul II most...
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