Month: September 2011

Marking the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of three Xaverian Missionaries

Fr. Aldo Marchiol On September 30, the Xaverian Missionaries and the whole Church remembers the martyrdom of two Xaverian priests, Frs. Aldo Marchiol, Ottorino Maule, and a Xaverian lay missionary, Catina Gubert. These Xaverian martyrs were meek and resolute: they didn’t choose their end, but they chose the premises...

High Holy Days 5772 (2011) Rosh Hashanah

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Rabbi David Rosen wrote for the Vatican’s conference on Christian-Jewish Relations, “In his visit to the Rome synagogue in 1986, Pope John Paul II referred to the Jewish people as “the beloved elder brothers of the Church”. He developed this idea with his own...

Fr. Salicone Speaks on Mission in St. Louis

Fr. Salicone shared the work of global mission with leaders in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Here is a heads up from their website. Fr. Aniello Salicone of the Xaverian Missionaries spoke at the July Moderators meeting. Fr. Aniello was born in Italy in 1940, and in 1961 he left...

Getting Ready for World Mission Sunday 2011

On the 23rd of October 2011, World Mission Sunday will be celebrated throughout the universal Catholic Church. For us Xaverian Missionaries, it is also a momentous occasion as our Founder, St. Guido Maria Conforti, will be proclaimed a new missionary saint of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI in...

Crash Course in Changing the World

Christ called us as a Church to change the world. One way to help look at what that may be like, is through a computer game called EVOKE. The missions involve social innovation, food security, justice, and more which crucial concerns of our faith. EVOKE is a social network...

FRONTLINE: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero

Watch the full episode. See more FRONTLINE. This extraordinary film attempts to look at the spiritual issues in the wake of 9/11 and the devastation it caused, how it changed us all. Our questions of faith and doubt, religion, our neighbors and ourselves. After watching this share your questions...

IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA

With unprecedented access, this intimate documentary goes behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia. The film explores the challenges facing the new president and the extraordinary women surrounding her. After nearly two decades of brutal civil war, Liberia...
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