Month: January 2012

Helping the Disabled in Bamenda, Cameroon

Fr. Lovat in center with people from his parish The Xaverian Missionaries have been working in Cameroon, Africa since 1982. Fr. Italo Lovat, one of our missionaries who used to work in the United States, has been in Cameroon for many years. In Bamenda, where he works, they are...

The Imam and the Pastor in Nigeria

You may have heard of the plight of many Christians in northern Nigeria, Africa who have been persecuted by an Islamic extremist group called Boko Haram. Better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram, is a Salafist jihadist terrorist organisation based in the northeast of Nigeria, in the areas predominated...

A Week to Understand Immigration Reform for the Church

National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country January 8-14. This year’s theme, “Welcoming Christ in the Migrant,” and the artistic renderings in the week’s materials depict the disciples welcoming a stranger on the road to Emmaus. “Just as on the road to Emmaus, Christ’s disciples...

Annual Clergy Dinner 2011, Wayne, NJ

Annual Clergy Dinner 2011, Wayne, NJ, a set on Flickr. In thanksgiving for the canonization of our founder, St. Guido Conforti, we joined together with Bishops Serratelli, Rodimer and local priests we collaborate with....

Mary, Mother of God

We offer a simple, beautiful poetic mediation for this feast of Our Lady, Mary, Mother of God! By Peggy Rosenthal Sometimes with my Christmas cards I include a favorite seasonal poem. So consider this post a greeting card for the season. First, I can’t resist sharing the poem that...
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