Formation Gathering 2018

by Matt Perez, Gaspar Formation House, Chicago This year the formation gathering was held at the Adorers of the Blood of Christ Convent in Wichita, Kansas from February 23rd through February 25th. The theme this year was how do we see ourselves living Precious Blood Spirituality today. Fr. Dennis Chriszt and Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman [...]

2018-03-15T10:43:09+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

We join in celebrating International Women's Day by sharing reflections from current Precious Blood Volunteers and alumnae. Enjoy!   Lota Ofodile (2017) Leah Landry (2017) Alia Sisson (2017) Jade Bowman (2015) Patricia Wood (2014) Vanessa Steger (2014) Nora O'Connell (2013) Kara McNamara (2013) Leah Yeo (2013) Maggie Nickels (2012) Bonnie Kane (2011) To learn more [...]

2018-03-08T12:59:10+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

News from Vietnam

Moderator General, Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. visited the Vietnam Mission from February 17th through March 4th. During that time he was able to do official visitations with all the members and candidates in formation. He also had time to see for the first time our rural ministry, Tan Thanh Mission as well as explore possibilities [...]

2018-03-05T14:19:02+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

2018 Precious Blood Scholarship

by Al Ebach, C.PP.S., Precious Blood Scholarship Committee Chairperson Members, companions and province staff again have the opportunity to nominate students for the Kansas City Province Scholarship. The scholarship application packet is available below. Ten $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students attending, or planning to attend, a Catholic high school or college. Students must [...]

2018-02-14T11:17:41+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

God Chose You, Remember That!

Precious Blood Volunteers' Orientation, July 2017, Leah Landry, John Lee, Hector Avitia, and Lota Ofodile by Lota Ofodile, current Precious Blood Volunteer There’s an old story that has been circulating in my family for years now, since I was born—the tale of how I got my name. Legend has it that my grandfather [...]

2018-03-06T10:41:35+00:00 March 1st, 2018|The New Wine Press, Volunteers|

PBMR and Precious Blood Volunteers at the Kroc Institute

Father Dave Kelly, C.PP.S. speaking at the Kroc Institute Father Dave Kelly, C.PP.S.'s speech from October 2017 at the Kroc Institute for Peace at the University of Notre Dame was recently profiled on the Kroc Institute's website. Father Kelly spoke about restorative justice and the work of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR). [...]

2018-02-28T13:33:03+00:00 February 27th, 2018|PBMR, Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

Hearts in Rhythm

Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day February 14, 2018 Dear Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends, It has not escaped the notice of media or missionary disciples, bishops and purveyors of chocolate candy, pastors, or florists that for the first time since 1945 Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day. At the Companions retreat in California recently, five young people [...]

2018-02-14T14:09:37+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

Vietnam Mission Updates, February 2018

by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S., Vietnam Mission Director The Vietnam Mission candidates in formation have been busy the past six weeks with various activities. Hao Pham, Hoa Vu, Ky Phung and Diep Vu are all preparing for definitive incorporation on April 7th. Dung Nguyen and An Nguyen are preparing for Pledged Candidacy that same day. [...]

2018-02-14T10:59:40+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|