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Thursday, May 4, 2017 Contemporary Spirituality Speaker Series, A Revolution of Reconciliation: The Search for Common Ground

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – at Avila University 7 - 9 p.m. Fr. Joe Nassal, provincial director of the Kansas City province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, is author of several books including [...]

Report on Community Life Discussion #2

by Fr. John Wolf, C.PP.S. “Enlarge the space for your tent… Lengthen your ropes and make firm your stakes.” (Isaiah 54:3-4) The second discussion on re-imagining community life focused on the question of how our [...]

Lenten Retreat–Gathering around the campfire

By Timothy Armbruster, Vocation Director "Living Like Jesus" is the theme chosen for this year's Catholic School theme.  Both St Francis Xavier School, in St. Joseph, as well as St. James Catholic School, in Liberty, [...]

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Sacred Heart 8th Grade Mission Trip

By Timothy Armbruster, Vocation Director After 3 days of various service and community building activities, the Sacred Heart 8th Grade Mission trip wrapped up with Mass on the Labyrinth.  It was a beautiful spring morning [...]

Leaning Toward the Light

"You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light." Ephesians 5:8   Dear Members, Companions, and Friends, The stories of these three days when we enter deeply [...]

Communities & Relatives of Illinois Incarcerated Children to Receive Kinship Award from Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

CHICAGO – Communities & Relatives of Illinois Incarcerated Children (CRIIC) is the recipient of the 2017 Kinship Award from the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR). The Kinship Award recognizes community contributions and social justice [...]

Are We Called to Retaliate?

by Gabino Zavala, Director of Justice and Peace Ministry The images coming out of Syria were horrific: an unconscionable attack by the Syrian government on their most vulnerable citizens. Children and infants being carried by [...]

Holy Week Reflection on the Death Penalty

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director Recently it was reported that the state of Arkansas is planning to execute eight inmates over 10 days. These executions will begin on Easter Monday when the Christian [...]

Companions Join the Community Life Discussions

by Vicky Otto, Companions Co-director Companions throughout both Provinces have been interested in the ongoing discussions that the members have had regarding envisioning the future for the community. In February, Companions throughout the Kansas City [...]