Christ Brings Hope Through Us

Christ Brings Hope Through Us

By Fr. Jim Gaynor, C.PP.S. The readings of today walk us through times of HOPE. In the second reading, St. Paul tells us, “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures...

Follow the Star

Follow the Star is a new event at St. Charles Center this year that we hope will help draw all into the beautiful story of Christ’s birth at Christmas. It includes the Stations of the Nativity, a festival of trees, a model train display and more. Beginning on...
The Missionaries’ Unique Heritage

The Missionaries’ Unique Heritage

Missionaries of the Precious Blood were reminded that they carry a unique heritage, and that the people of Sonnino, Italy remember. Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S., was the homilist during a Mass celebrated on the Solemnity of St. Gaspar, October 21, at St. Charles Center...
First, A Man of God

First, A Man of God

Today the Church honors St. Gaspar del Bufalo, our founder. St. Gaspar was born in Rome on January 6, 1786, on the feast of the Epiphany. His parents named him after the magi: Gaspar Melchior Balthazar del Bufalo, quite a mouthful for a newborn. From early on, St....
St. Gaspar, a Child of the Magi

St. Gaspar, a Child of the Magi

By Fr. Ben Berinti, C.PP.S. As we celebrate the feast day of our founder, St. Gaspar del Bufalo, the Missionaries in this country do so, for the first time, as the United States Province. That should give us a jolt of energy, since this is our invitation to rebirth,...
Let’s Be Like the Tenth Leper

Let’s Be Like the Tenth Leper

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. In prescientific times, people worried when they had to face diseases. They regarded sickness, leprosy and fever as caused by evil spirits. God had to intervene and show his mighty strength. Healing stood for expelling evil spirits. Jesus...
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