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

April 19th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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 The Conspiracy of Compassion, Rest Stops for the Soul, and Premeditated Mercy. Ordained in 1982, he has served in parishes, [...]

Report on Community Life Discussion #2

April 18th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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 relationship with lay associates (companions) might develop into a fuller communion. An accompanying question centered on community life in the [...]

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

April 12th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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 efforts that have strengthened PBMR’s mission of providing hope, healing, and hospitality to at-risk youth, and the families of those who [...]

Are We Called to Retaliate?

April 12th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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 their parents and stripped and watered down as they struggled to breath after the chemical bombs exploded around them. A [...]

Holy Week Reflection on the Death Penalty

April 9th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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 community celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The impetus of this unprecedented action is fueled by the desire to use [...]

Companions Join the Community Life Discussions

April 7th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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 Province were invited to enter into the conversations to offer their input on what authentic community living means to them [...]

Vietnam Mission Precious Blood Member Graduates From Theology School

March 31st, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S. Peter Tam Hoang at graduation Congratulations to Deacon Peter Tam Hoang, C.PP.S. for completing his certification with the St. Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate Program. Graduating from this school of theology in Saigon completes his studies of preparation for priesthood. Tam plans to be ordained at St. Francis Xavier Church [...]