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

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 [...]

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

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

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, [...]

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

The Joy of Cooking

 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 [...]

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

Companion Retreat at Marillac Center

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 [...]

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

Wisconsin Companions’ Day of Reflection

Wisconsin Companions 2017 by Vicky Otto, Precious Blood Companions Director On Saturday, September 29th, Fr. Joe Nassal and I joined with the Parkfalls/Butternut Companions to share a day of reflection. We concluded the day by celebrating liturgy with the community and receiving two new Companions into our community. Congratulations to Melodee Probst and [...]

2017-10-06T09:44:08+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

Respect Life Month: Be Not Afraid

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director The United States Conference of Bishops started the Respect for Life Program in 1972 designating the month of October as Respect for Life Month. This year’s theme is “Be Not Afraid.” We are all called to be a prophetic voice for life from conception to natural death. Being [...]

2017-10-02T09:25:13+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

Precious Blood General Curia Plans New Spirituality Book

One element of the Pastoral Plan of the General Curia is to continue to deepen the Congregation’s appreciation and understanding of our Spirituality.  To that end, the General Curia will be publishing a new book of essays on Precious Blood Spirituality. The book will take a thematic approach with possible themes of how our Spirituality [...]

2017-10-02T12:42:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|

Thank You From InterServ

September 12, 2017 Dear Fr. Uecker, First and foremost, we thank you for this generous grant that will allow InterServ to continue to offer the types of programming that helps us to meet our mission of helping all to live their lives more fully and more capably. Secondly, in response to your request for a [...]

2017-09-22T14:22:32+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Weekly Wine Press|