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Eileen Givens Named Companions Director

from Lisa Athas, Chair, Companions Council The Companion Council is happy to announce that Eileen Givens has been named the director of Companions, effective October 3.  Eileen has been a Companion with the group in Orlando for nearly 10 years. She is a longtime...

Anniversary Celebration 2022: Our Witness is Important

By Central Missouri Companion Ruth Mather Incorporated Members and Companions are called by God to live a life of faith through the spirituality of the Precious Blood and St. Gaspar. We live the bond of charity with each other, carrying that charity with us to the...

CTU Announces First Director of the Schreiter Institute

The Precious Blood Spirituality Institute has announced the hiring of its first executive director, Vicky Otto. She will begin her new position on July 1.

2022 Assembly Day 4 Recap: New Leadership Blessed at Assembly

The newly elected leadership team of the United States Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood was blessed and installed on Thursday during the closing liturgy of the Missionaries’ assembly in Indianapolis. Earlier in the day, the Missionaries elected three...

2022 Assembly Day 3 Recap: Fr. Jeff Kirch Elected Provincial Director of the United States Province

Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S., was elected the first provincial director of the United States Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, during the Missionaries’ assembly in Indianapolis today. Fr. Kirch will lead the United States Province for a term of four...

2022 Assembly Day 2 Recap: Greg Evers Makes Commitment to Congregation

Gregory Evers, C.PP.S., was definitively incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood today during the Missionaries’ assembly in Indianapolis. Greg, who will be ordained a deacon in August, grew up in Maria Stein, Ohio, in a parish served by the Missionaries. “I...

2022 Assembly Day 1 Recap: “Everything is Dependent on the Holy Spirit”

The keynote speaker at the Missionaries’ joint assembly in Indianapolis tonight urged them to be true to who they were called to be, from the very beginning of the Congregation. “Moving forth, you were called to be Missionaries—to see who is right in front of you,...

Rachel Weeps for Her Children

from Gabino Zavala, Justice & Peace Director “Thus says the Lord: A voice is heard in Ramah, marked by lamentation and bitter weeping: Rachel weeping for her children, refused to be consoled for her children, because they are no more.” Jeremiah 31:15 Tuesday...

PBSI Names First Executive Director

The Precious Blood Spirituality Institute has announced the hiring of its first executive director, Vicky Otto. She will begin her new position on July 1.

Laudato Si’ Action Platform

by Gabino Zavala. Justice and Peace Director The Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood has enrolled in the Vatican-backed platform that promotes a process for organizations, institutions, and families to work toward sustainability in the...
Father Alan Hartway, C.PP.S.: December 16, 1948 – July 1, 2022

Father Alan Hartway, C.PP.S.: December 16, 1948 – July 1, 2022

by Fr. Joe Nassal, C.PP.S. Minister of the Word On the morning of July 1, 2022, the Feast of the Precious Blood, Alan Hartway wrote, “Today the Missionaries of the Precious Blood rejoice in the mystical wine from the garden of En-Gedi that becomes for us the Blood of...

Eileen Givens Named Companions Director

Eileen Givens Named Companions Director

from Lisa Athas, Chair, Companions Council The Companion Council is happy to announce that Eileen Givens has been named the director of Companions, effective October 3.  Eileen has been a Companion with the group in Orlando for nearly 10 years. She is a longtime...

Anniversary Celebration 2022: Our Witness is Important

Anniversary Celebration 2022: Our Witness is Important

By Central Missouri Companion Ruth Mather Incorporated Members and Companions are called by God to live a life of faith through the spirituality of the Precious Blood and St. Gaspar. We live the bond of charity with each other, carrying that charity with us to the...

Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S., Celebrates 25th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S., Celebrates 25th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Truong, a native of Gia Dinh Province, Vietnam, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on April 17, 1995, and was ordained on June 28, 1997, at St. Thomas...

Fr. Joseph Nassal, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Joseph Nassal, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Joseph Nassal, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Nassal, a native of St. Charles, Mo., was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on December 14, 1980, and was ordained on June 5, 1982, at the Cathedral...

Fr. Fred Licciardi, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Fred Licciardi, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Fred Licciardi, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Licciardi, a native of Chicago, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on July 1, 1979, and was ordained on May 28, 1982, at St. John the Baptist Church...

Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Kelly, who grew up in Greenville, Ohio, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on June 30, 1978, and was ordained on June 12, 1982, at Immaculate Conception...

Fr. Joseph Deardorff, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Joseph Deardorff, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Joseph Deardorff, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Deardorff, a native of Dayton, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on June 30, 1978, and was ordained on June 12, 1982, at Immaculate Conception...

Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Chriszt, a native of Cleveland, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on June 30, 1978, and was ordained on June 12, 1982, at Immaculate Conception...

Fr. Jerome Stack, C.PP.S., Celebrates 50th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Jerome Stack, C.PP.S., Celebrates 50th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Jerome Stack, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Stack, a native of Whiting, Ind., was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on August 15, 1966, and was ordained on June 24, 1972, at St. John the Baptist...