The Lightness of Being Loved

2017-12-24T11:14:27+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

Dear Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends, Several years ago, I spent the week before Christmas in a hermitage on the property of the Sisters of Loretto near Gethsemane in Kentucky. I was living in Chicago at the time and left early enough so that I could arrive before dark since I was using ancient technology—the [...]

Farewell to John Lee

2017-12-20T07:34:30+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

John Lee (left), with fellow volunteers Martin and Leah at our mid-year retreat Today we say goodbye to John Lee. John served as a Precious Blood Volunteer since July and worked at Cristo Rey Kansas City High School and is heading off to new adventures in Florida to work as a mechanical engineer. [...]

PROTECT DACA AND PASS THE DREAM ACT

2017-12-12T14:53:36+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director Today (December 12) we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Empress of the Americas. She is our caring and loving Mother who shows compassion for her children, especially the most vulnerable in our midst. Our faith teaches us to love our neighbor and care for the [...]

Updates from Precious Blood Center, December 2017

2017-12-11T13:53:24+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

December Greetings everyone! There definitely is a chill in the air! As the Christmas season is settling in, the Center has been busy with lots of activity. In November, St. Charles Borromeo Church held their Staff day retreat here beginning with Mass at 9am in the Chapel. Bridges to Contemplative Living group will take a [...]

Vietnam Mission Update

2017-12-04T13:41:41+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S. The Vietnam Mission celebrated the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, our patron saint this past Saturday. Our celebration began with a Day of Reflection led by Fr. Tam Hoang. He focused on the topic of being responsible for the many gifts God created each one of us to uniquely have. [...]