Freely Given, Gratefully Received

Freely Given, Gratefully Received

By Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Today is the Solemnity of the Precious Blood, a day on which the Church around the world gives thanks for the limitless generosity of Jesus, who poured out his Precious Blood for us. For us Missionaries, for our Companions and for the...
Am I Free Enough to Let Go?

Am I Free Enough to Let Go?

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. One of my favorite stories from author and theologian Henri Nouwen has to do with a conversation he had with one of the famous flying Rodleighs, trapeze artists who perform in the German circus. Rodleigh was the flyer in the act, and he...
Brother Faithfully Tends Flock

Brother Faithfully Tends Flock

He talks to his birds as he moves up and down the center aisle of the chicken house at St. Charles Center. “Settle down,” he’ll say to one little flock, “I’m coming, I’m coming,” to another. “Oh, you’re showing off,” to a rooster standing as tall and proud as a...

Fr. Brunner Peace and Justice Grants

Applications are now available for the 2022–23 Fr. Brunner Peace and Justice Grants, to be awarded by the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $5,000 and must have a C.PP.S. sponsor. The application...
Presiding Takes Practice

Presiding Takes Practice

From the view from the pew, a Mass is supposed to flow. Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist, from procession to recession, it should be a seamless garment. But it unfolds that way usually only with planning and practice. And when there’s a new guy on the...
PBSI Names Executive Director

PBSI Names Executive Director

The Precious Blood Spirituality Institute (PBSI) has announced the hiring of its first Executive Director, Vicky Otto. Vicky is currently the Director of Companions (lay associates) for the Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces of the Missionaries of the Precious...
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