Streams of Mercy

Streams of Mercy is a series of profiles throughout the Jubilee Year of Mercy, showing how our Missionaries and others in our Precious Blood family answer Pope Francis’ call to carry out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy in their many ministries.

Fr. Joseph Deardorff, C.PP.S.
Fr. Joseph Deardorff, C.PP.S., is the director of the C.PP.S. mission ad experimentum in Colombia.

Fr. George “Yuri” Kuzara, C.PP.S.
Fr. George “Yuri” Kuzara, C.PP.S., is in ministry at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio.

Br. Rob Reuter, C.PP.S.
Cleveland native Br. Rob Reuter, C.PP.S., is a professor of philosophy at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.

Sr. Maryann Bremke, C.PP.S.
Sr. Maryann Bremke, C.PP.S., is one of the founders of the Brunner Literacy Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Pat Large, Companion
Pat Large is a Companion (lay associate) of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. She is the convener of the Companions group in Carthagena, Ohio, and chairperson of the Companions Council.

Deacon James Smith, C.PP.S.
Deacon James Smith, C.PP.S., was ordained on May 25, 2016. While studying advanced theology as part of his coursework at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Deacon Smith helped prepare seventh graders for their Confirmation.

Fr. Angelmiro Granados, C.PP.S.
Fr. Angelmiro Granados, C.PP.S., is in ministry in the C.PP.S. mission ad experimentum in Bogotá, Colombia where he serves in a variety of capacities. From school chaplain to director of initial formation for C.PP.S. seminarians to retreat speaker, Fr. Granados’ days are full as he ministers to people of all ages, spreading God’s mercy among them.

Fr. Jeff Keyes, C.PP.S.
Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S., has been in ministry with Retrouvaille for many years. Retrouvaille ( offers tools to help couples rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Fr. Keyes has worked with the Oakland Diocese Retrouvaille community since 1993. From 2001 to 2005, he served on the organization’s international board during the time when the international community defined themselves as a Community of Disciples. During that time he presented on Retrouvaille teams in Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Utah, Washington, and several communities in California.

Deacon Dale De Brosse
Deacon Dale De Brosse is the director of religious education and director of RCIA at the Catholic Communities of Northwest Dayton (St. Rita and Precious Blood, Dayton and St. Paul, Englewood). A Precious Blood parishioner since the 1960s, Deacon De Brosse was ordained three years ago, and shortly after that, took over the RCIA program.

Br. Nick Renner, C.PP.S.
The headstones in the cemetery at St. Charles Center are laid out neatly in rows, north to south, east to west, southwest to northeast—any way you want to look at them. They don’t fall that way from the sky. The earth curves, soil heaves, and rows have to be made straight and kept straight. Who does that? For the most part, it’s Br. Nick Renner, C.PP.S.

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