As part of our celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, we're inviting member, Companions, Amici and friends of the community to do service projects in the tradition of St. Gaspar del Bufalo. We hope to reach and surpass our goal of 1,000 hours during this jubilee year.
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Suggestions for Service Hours
Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S.
As part of our celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Missionaries
of the Precious Blood, we’re inviting members, Companions,
Amici and friends of the community to do service projects in
the tradition of St. Gaspar del Bufalo. We hope to reach and surpass
our goal of 1,000 hours during this jubilee year.
Consider the life of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, our founder:
• St. Gaspar was active at Santa Galla in Rome, visiting and
ministering the sick there.
• St. Gaspar was active among the poor who came to Rome to
sell their produce and wares.
• St. Gaspar was active among those who had been in trouble
with the law and needed to put their lives back together.
• St. Gaspar spent four years in exile and prison.
These ministries may inspire you to visit the sick in nursing
homes, hospitals, their own homes, or even the infi rmary at St.
These ministries may inspire you to reach out to the poor and
This presentation was given at a workshop for recently incorporated members July 11, 2005 in Rome. Among the three pillars of a Society of Apostolic Life (Mission, Community and Spirituality) Mission has a priority. It is mission that calls us together and sends us out for the sake of the Church and the world.
This article was a presentation given at the USCMA Annual Mission Conference, University of Notre Dame, October 1, 2006. This article seeks to explore the many sides of the question about the term or lenght of time that a person is sent on mission, particularly the theological and missiological implications of different lengths of service in mission.
This article is taken from a presentation from a symposium given at the Pontificia Universita Urbaniana January 19, 2001 entitled "A dieci anni dalla Redemptoris Missio". This article reflects upon missiological thought since the publication of Redemptoris Missio certainly the most important encyclical letter on Mission in the 20th centruy.
This article is taken from an address given by Fr. Robert Schreiter at the Second Precious Blood Congress, St. Louis, MO August, 1993.
Message of Pope John Paul II to the members of the XV General Assembly.
In this edition of the Cup of the Covenant we are publishing selections from several conferences given by Fr. Stephen Bevans, SVD, a leading expert in the field of missiology. The first is an overview of the Church's teaching on mission. The second treats the present-day concept ofmission, in which he develops six elements that can guide us to understanding mission. The third article treats the spirituality of mission.
Reflection Time: Who has been a role model of a missionary heart in your life? Call to mind an example of how this person lived their missionary call.