Month: August 2012

The Passing of Fr. Victor Mosele: The Worldwide Heart of a Missionary

Fr. Victor Mosele meets Pope John Paul II after being freed from captivity in Africa  On August 23rd, around 4 pm, Fr. Victor Mosele died of Lou Gehrigs Disease in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In September 2010 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS, a progressive, degenerative disease...

MESSAGE FOR THE END OF RAMADAN: ‘Id al-Fitr 1433 H. / 2012 a.d.

Cardinal Tauran visits Bangladesh’s largest Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka along with Muslim leaders on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Chandan Robert Rebeiro)  Each year the Vatican sends a message of solidarity and blessing to the Muslim world at the end of Ramadan. This year’s message focuses on the...

New Bishop of a New Diocese in Bangladesh

Recently the newly appointed bishop of  the Diocese of Sylhet in Bangladesh, Bishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruz visited our Provincial House in Wayne, New Jersey. In the picture above we have Fr. Gomes, Director of Campus Ministry of Seton Hall, NJ, Bishop Bejoy D’Cruze, and Fr. Frank Grappoli, Provincial Treasurer...

Xaverian MIssionaries in Thailand

Xaverian MIssionaries in Thailand, a set on Flickr. Frs. Thierry Kengne and Giovanni Matteazzi are the first two Xaverians to start our new mission in Thailand. Presently they are studying the language and culture. Fr. Thierry shares: “We spent some times in Nakhon Sawan. It was our first visit...

Dear God 2.0

Dear God from Okayplayer on Vimeo.  A remake of the song Dear God by Monsters of Folk was done in collaboration with the hip hop group, The Roots. The original music viedo done by Monsters of Folk can be seen here. It is a beautiful and honest prayer.  “Dear...

Xaverian Missionary in Indonesia Passes Away Suddenly

On August 1, 2012, Fr. Ottorino Monaci suddenly passed away after 45 years of work in Indonesia. He was 72 years old. Fr. Monaci was preparing to travel to one of the missionary outstations when he complained of not feeling very well. He was taken to the hospital but...

March for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Xaverian Missionaries, arrived in DRC (formerly Zaire) in 1958. Starting from Uvira, we have multiplied our mission stations, built schools, prepared community leaders, and provided for the birth of numerous Christian communities. We have given particular attention to the younger generations to provide them with a sense of...
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