Month: October 2011

Christians and Hindus: Promoting Religious Freedom

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, has written a message to Hindus for the feast of Deepavali. The message, which also bears the signature of Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata, secretary of the pontifical council, is entitled: “Christians and Hindus: together in Promoting Religious Freedom”....

Church in Bangladesh Cheers First Tribal Missionary

There was great cause for celebration in northwestern Dinajpur diocese recently when the first tribal Santal Catholic was ordained for the Xaverian Missionaries. Holy Cross Bishop Moses M. Costa of Chittagong ordained Lucas Marandy, 36, as confrere to the Society of St Francis Xavier for Foreign Missions (SX) at...

PIME Missionary Killed in the Philippines

Father Fausto Tentorio, an Italian missionary of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), pastor of Arakan Valley, on the big island of Mindanao (southern Philippines), was killed this morning, between 8.30 and 9 in front of his parish. This was confirmed by his brother Fr. Giovanni Vettorello, PIME,...

From NO BORDERS to ACROSS BORDERS

Since 2007 we have been sending out to youth and youth leadership a special e-newsletter entitled: NO BORDERS. It is a great resource in global mission spirituality, so necessary today in our globalized society. See a copy here. Recently we have set up collaboration with the Xaverian Missionaries in...

Our Lady of Fatima Day 2011

Our Lady of Fatima Day 2011, a set on Flickr. Here are some pictures from Fatima Day celebrations at our shrine in Holliston, Masschusetts. See: http://www.xaviermissionaries.org/M_Usa/Holliston.htm...

Life is Too Big to Walk Alone

“The Way” is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by...

WORLD FOOD DAY: HELP END WORLD HUNGER

Click to enlarge and learn more October 16 is World Food Day, which is dedicated to the increased awareness of global hunger issues. As we approach World Food Day, our attention remains focused on East Africa, facing its worst drought in 60 years and leaving 12 million people uncertain...
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