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Father Juan Vazquez Carrasco, C.PP.S. : January 5th, 1930 – October 20th, 2014.

On October 20th, during the eve of the Feast of S Gaspar del Bufalo, dies in Cáceres Father Juan Vazquez Carrasco, CPPS, member of the Iberian Province. He was born in Caceres on January 5th, 1930. He was incorporated into … Continue reading

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Fr. Ansovinus Makwanda, C.PP.S. : April 17, 1972 – October 20, 2014

On October 20, 2014 Rev. Ansovinus Makwanda passed away due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.  Fr. Makwanda was returning to Manyoni from Itigi when the accident occurred. Fr. Makwanda was born in the Morogoro region of Tanzania … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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