Category Archives: English

Br. Adrian Barga, C.PP.S. – September 7, 1923-October 13, 2014

Br. Adrian Barga, C.PP.S., 91, died at 11 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014, in the infirmary of St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio, where he made his home. He had been in failing health. He was born in Rossburg, … Continue reading

Posted in English | Comments Off

Exploring Precious Blood Spirituality

Rev. Barry Fischer accompanied many members of the Vicariate of Tanzania while they made their annual retreat this fall.  Fischer preached three separate retreats and each was received positively.  Two retreats were held for the incorporated members in Dodoma and … Continue reading

Posted in English | Comments Off

Brother Gabriel Bridges, C.PP.S. June 6, 1932–September 29, 2014

Br. Gabriel Bridges, C.PP.S., 82, died at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014, at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio. He had been in declining health. Br. Gabriel was born in Cincinnati on June 6, 1932, the only child of … Continue reading

Posted in English | Comments Off

Meeting of Major Superiors Concludes

On September 15 the directors of the Congregation gathered in Dodoma, Tanzania for the biennial meeting of Major Superiors.  The Vicariate of Tanzania hosted the meeting at the St. Gaspar Hotel and Conference Center.  The week long meeting included follow-up … Continue reading

Posted in English | Leave a comment

Great joy these days for the CPPS Italian Province.

On September 6, at the end of the annual retreat for the seminarians, at San Felice Abbey in Giano, five seminarians have been definitively incorporated into the Congregation. Davide Basile, Flavio Calicchia, Paul Ndigi, Simeon Nkomo and Stefano Trio received … Continue reading

Posted in English | Leave a comment

Celebration of 199th Anniversary

More than 350 people, mostly USC members and friends, gathered with the members of the Atlantic Province to celebrate the 199th anniversary of the foundation of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.  This is a day-long event included conferences in … Continue reading

Posted in English | Leave a comment

Carving of Saint Gaspar

Gentle hammer tapping from the basement of Schaefer Mission House described the progress of Dominic Nhan Bui’s summer project: this lovely carving of Saint Gaspar. Inspired by the visioning process for the Vietnam Mission, which took place in June this … Continue reading

Posted in English | Leave a comment

Companions Day of Pilgrimage at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine

More that seventy Companions (lay associates) of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood gathered for a day of prayer and reflection during the second annual Companions Day of Pilgrimage at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, Ohio. The shrine is sponsored … Continue reading

Posted in English | Leave a comment

Inauguration of Bicentennial Celebration and 25 years of CPPS Presence in India

Members of the Indian Vicariate gathered for their Annual retreat from 28th July – 2nd Aug 2014, in St. Gaspar Ashram, Bangalore.  The close of the retreat marked the inauguration of the Bicentennial celebrations and the 25 years of CPPS … Continue reading

Posted in English | Tagged | Leave a comment

Ordinations in the Indian Vicariate

The Indian Vicariate has been blessed with fourteen newly ordained priests this year.  They were ordained by their local bishops in their respective parishes during the month of May.  As a sign of joy and happiness many of our CPPS … Continue reading

Posted in English | Leave a comment