Month: May 2012

Catholic Peace-building & Interfaith Dialogue

Catholic peace-building and interfaith dialogue are two important areas of the mission of the Church today, particularly in war-torn and violent areas of the world.  Recently, after decades of fighting between the Philippine government and Muslim insurgents in the southern part of the country,  There is an historic opportunity for an...

For Greater Glory

Even as modern-day church-state relations improve, the impact of Mexico’s three-year Cristero Rebellion in the 1920s on the Catholic Church remains widely debated in Mexican society. The Xaverian Missionaries began work in Mexico in 1951 and are present where much of the struggle to overcome the anti-religious culture was played out. The...

A Missionary for most of the 20th Century Dies

Father Angelo Calvi died today from heart failure. He was 92 years old. He joined the Xaverian Missionaries  in Vicenza, Italy in 1935, made his vows in 1939, and was ordained a priest in 1947. He worked in the Italian Church from 1947 to 1954 and eventually was sent...

Africa Night with the Xaverian Missionaries

Africa Night at Fatima Shrine, a set on Flickr. On Saturday, April 28, 2012 AFJN Executive Director Dominican Father Aniedi Okure and Policy Analyst Bahati Jacques conducted an information session at the Xaverian Missionaries community in Holliston Massachusetts. The session was organized by AFJN Board member and Xaverian Father...

Fr. Mario Celli, Missionary to Africa and Brazil, Passes Away

On May 4, 2012, the Xaverian Missionary, Fr. Mario Celli  died at S. Luis S. Paolo (Brazil), around 8 am. He was 68 years old, being born at Monte Porzio Catone (Rome) on 7.12.1943. He joined the our missionary institute  in Nizza Monferrato in 1964, made hia vows on March...

Xaverian Missionaries on the Radio

The Xaverian Missionary Fathers serve Christ in the missions in African and Asia, as well as at the Fatima Shrine in Holliston in the Archdiocese of Boston. Scot Landry and Fr. Chris O’Connor talk with Fr. Rocco Puopolo and Fr. Joseph Matteucig about their service in the Xaverian Missionaries...
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