|Fr. Bonardi, one of the first Xaverian
Missionaries, born in Bostonwho was sent
to China in 1904.
The catholic newspaper, The Pilot, of the Archdiocese of Boston recently shared a story of the beginnings of our congregation, the Xaverian Missionaries. The article was written by Mr. Frank Mazzaglia. Enjoy!
Long before Ad Gentes, the Archdiocese of Boston enthusiastically welcomed Religious congregations whose primary missionary charism reached out to other countries and the home missions. Thanks to the archdiocese and the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Boston proved fertile ground in support of distinctive missionary activity around the world. When the helpless people of Cheng-chow, China found themselves victimized by… Read on