The Crosier Fathers and Brothers have been serving the people of Indonesia for nearly 90 years. There are 150 Indonesian Crosiers living and ministering in different areas there. Through their strong commitment to education, the Crosiers founded the first Catholic university in Indonesia. They also established the Holy Cross Foundation, which provides education from kindergarten … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Crosier Fathers and Brothers
We are called. We are called to act. We are called to walk humbly and love tenderly. No one is exempted from this calling for it is the call of the Gospel given to us by Jesus. As I pondered about what would be the reflection for this week, I realized that we cannot let the … Continue reading What are your Assumptions?
Respect for All CulturesSince coming to the Navajo Reservation at the request of St. Katharine Drexel in 1898, modern Franciscans have served the native peoples of the Southwest in many ways. Respect for the various cultures, and finding ways to preserve and integrate their profound traditions and art into the Catholic faith, has always been … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Franciscan Missions
Listen to God’s Word given to the Prophet Isaiah: Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion … Continue reading Radical Dreams demand Radical Prayers
Glenmary Home Missioners is the only Catholic missionary society of priests, brothers, and lay coworkers ministering exclusively in the rural and impoverished counties of Appalachia and the South. Father William Howard Bishop founded Glenmary Home Missioners in 1939 to bring the Catholic faith to the underserved home missions of the United States. There were over … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Glenmary Home Missioners
All missioners are called by God to go out and to announce the Good News. One of the qualities that Pope Francis talks about frequently for all missioners is joy. Joy is so important that he even wrote an Apostolic Exhortation, Joy of the Gospel, which touched our hearts. He begins the exhortation with the words: … Continue reading It is Really Simple