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

April 19th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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

April 18th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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, have been working with this theme for the school year.  In keeping with this theme, this year's Lenten retreat focused [...]

April 14th, 2017|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

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 to be gathered outside.  Our mass was celebrated in thanksgiving for the wonderful week of service and a chance to [...]

April 14th, 2017|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

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

April 12th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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

April 12th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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

April 9th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

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

April 7th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|