Radical Acceptance

2017-11-22T09:40:04+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

Imperfection gets a seat at our Thanksgiving table, same as everyone else.” Sam Sifton Dear Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends, In early November, the New York Times published a special section in its Sunday edition on “How to Plan and Cook Thanksgiving.” Normally I would toss the food section to the side since I haven’t [...]

Bursting Bubbles

2017-11-17T15:10:54+00:00 November 17th, 2017|PBMR, Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

2017-2018 Volunteer Hector Avitia By Hector Avitia, Precious Blood Volunteer  “Oh man, I can’t wait to see their bubbles burst,” I said with a chuckle as I sipped my chicory coffee. It was a nice April afternoon in the Back of Yards Mexican restaurant La Cecina. Tim Deveney and I were discussing how the [...]

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2017

2017-10-29T13:26:55+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

By Timothy Armbruster, C.PP.S., Vocation Director National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Observance [...]

ASC Sisters Join Vietnam Mission in Celebration of Feast of St. Gaspar

2017-10-22T19:16:31+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

Sr. Hang Pham, ASC and four Sojourners in training with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ joined the Miissionaries of the Precious Blood at St. Gaspar House of Discernment to celebrate the Feast of St. Gaspar on October 21st. Together we commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the deaths of the ASC sisters who [...]

Take Sides: Feast of St. Gaspar

2017-10-20T09:16:11+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

21 October 2017 Dear Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends, As we celebrate the feast of Saint Gaspar this weekend, there are significant anniversaries surrounding the feast day of our founder. On October 19, 1984, Father Jerzy Popieluszko gave his life in the service of the truth. When I visited our missionaries in Poland earlier this [...]

Discernment Weekend Held at Precious Blood Center, October 6-8

2017-10-15T22:54:46+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

by Fr. Timothy Armbruster, C.PP.S., Vocation Director “What do you mean by ‘to read the signs of the times and to hear the cry of the Blood’ asked Thomas Keller, an inquirer at the Discernment Weekend held October 6th-8th at Precious Blood Center, Liberty. His question came after we had been discussing a bit of [...]

Fr. Alvin Herber, C.PP.S., 1924-2017

2017-10-13T22:05:51+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

Fr. Alvin L. Herber, C.PP.S., 93, died on October 12, 2017 at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, OH. Born August 10, 1924 in Hessen Cassel, IN to Leo and Edna Herber, he entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood on August 31, 1942 at St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, IN; made Temporary Profession on December 3, [...]

The Joy of Cooking

2017-10-13T14:06:24+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

 Hector Avitia By Hector Avitia, Precious Blood Volunteer  Last week my community had its first house meeting. We divided up the chores and the first floor of the Formation House in Chicago (my floor), was assigned to dinner duty on Wednesdays. Up until this point I had been able to avoid cooking for the [...]

Companion Retreat at Marillac Center

2017-10-13T10:16:20+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

On Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, Companions from across the Kansas City area gathered at Marillac Retreat Center in Leavenworth, Kansas for their annual retreat. Fr. Joe Nassal led the retreat called “The World That Waits In the Womb – Becoming a New Creation.” Over 50 Companions prayed, ate, and had lively [...]