final_ycl_logo_en_newThis Sunday, November 30 we begin the season of Advent and also  the year designated by Pope Francis as the Year of Consecrated Life. This yearlong celebration will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016. This time also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Perfectae Caritatis, the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life, and Lumen Gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. We as religious are called upon to “make a grateful remembrance of the recent past” while embracing “the future with … (read more…)

And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned glorifying God in a loud voice;
and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
Luke 17, 15-16

 

Dear Friends,
When I was in Tanzania in September, I once again became aware of how much I take for granted in my life: clean drinking water, sleeping without a mosquito net, an infrastructure where four-lane highways are the norm. I take so much for granted, like how easily accessible the Internet is and how my frustration level rises when the connection is too slow.

Taking things and especially people for granted reflects a lack of gratitude. We can become so privileged, so satisfied, and so ungrateful for the many ways in which we are blessed.

I don’t know what the other nine lepers thought when they suddenly saw their disease disappear. But only the Samaritan, the … (read more…)


 

Mission • Community • Spirituality

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Missionaries of the Precious Blood proclaim the Word of God, serving the church through ministries in urban & rural parishes, the inner city, healthcare, education, and advocacy. Our members are teachers, pastors, missionaries, retreat leaders, health care chaplains, and justice & peace advocates.

Reconciliation • Justice • Peace
Seeing Christ in all people.