Father John Wilson, C.PP.S., and Father John Kostik, C.PP.S., Missionaries of the Precious Blood from the United States, arrived in Santiago de Chile on September 16, 1947, to begin their ministries there.
Missionaries of the Precious Blood currently minister in Santiago de Chile, Valdivia, and Purranque.
Santiago de Chile is the nation's capital and largest city — one of Latin America's most impressive metropolitan areas. The population of the city itself is 200,792, and about 7.2 million people live in the Santiago metropolitan area.
Saint Gaspar College in Santiago de Chile was founded by Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1954. Today, Padre Luis Briones Pincheira, C.PP.S., is the rector, and Padre Antonio Baus Bou, C.PP.S., is director of pastoral ministries.
Valdivia, in southern Chile, is the capital of the Los Ríos Region and also the capital of Valdivia Province, with a population of about 135,000. Missionaries of the Precious Blood serve at Parroquia Preciosa Sangre in Valdivia.
Purranque is a city of 20,705 in the Los Lagos Region of central Chile. Missionaries of the Precious Blood serve at Parroquia San Sebastián de Purranque.
Misioneros de la Preciosa Sangre
Casilla 163, Correo 55
Santiago — Chile
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Top Photograph: Chilean Vicariate Assembly 2010