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 [...]

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

Updates from Precious Blood Center, December 2017

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 [...]

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

Vietnam Mission Update

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. [...]

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

Radical Acceptance

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 [...]

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

Bursting Bubbles

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 [...]

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

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2017

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Take Sides: Feast of St. Gaspar

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 [...]

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