St. Francis Xavier, a Great Missionary

St. Francis Xavier, a Great Missionary

December 3 is the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, who is the patron of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. Fr. Francis Xavier, priest and patron saint of the C.PP.S., lived to be only 46 years old—born in 1506 in Navarre, Spain, and died...
The People All Around Us

The People All Around Us

A Thanksgiving message from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Jesus is the central figure in the New Testament, of course. But sometimes it is the people whom we might think of as the supporting cast in the Scriptures, people who often are not even...
A Citizen in Christ’s Kingdom

A Citizen in Christ’s Kingdom

By Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. I have heard a story told of what is claimed to be the shortest homily every—just seven words. According to this story, it was on the Feast of Christ the King and after reading the gospel, the preacher paused dramatically to ensure...
No Worries, God is in Control

No Worries, God is in Control

By Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. During this time of year in the northern hemisphere we begin to see signs of the upcoming winter. Trees that were once beaming with red, orange and yellow are now dropping their leaves, revealing barren branches. The sun is setting...
C.PP.S. Brother Appointed Vatican II Chair

C.PP.S. Brother Appointed Vatican II Chair

Br. Antonio Sison, C.PP.S., has been appointed Vatican Council II Chair in Theology and promoted to professor of systematic theology at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, where he has been a faculty member for 15 years. “I’m grateful and humbled,” said Br....
No Worries, God is in Control

God’s Love Knows No Outsider

By Brother Brian Boyle, C.PP.S. Your actions, your efforts, and where and how you use your resources show who and what you are loyal to. These three readings remind me of that. In the first reading, a Phoenician widow and her son are preparing a last meal before...