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Fr. John Sledziona honored at Niagara University Heritage Convocation

Fr. John S. Sledziona, C.M. was among four individuals who were honored during Niagara University’s annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held September 26, 2013. The event, which takes place during the university’s celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders.



Provincial of New England Province sends greetings from Visitors’ Meeting

International Meeting of Visitors, Provincials of Congregation of the Mission took place at St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY, July 1-13, 2013. Such gathering is organized once a ten years. Almost 50 provincial superiors and General Curia members participated. Most of them were interviewed by men. Here, we present the video messages from [...]


Homily of Pope Francis during Inauguration Mass [full text]

March 19, 2013, Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Church is the day when Holy Father Francis inaugurated his Petrine Ministry. After traveling around St Peter’s Square with estimated 150,000 people in open papamobile Pope visited the Tomb of St. Peter and next appeared outside the Basilica of St. Peter for the [...]


Pope Francis meets journalists: “I would like a Church which is poor and for the poor!”

Saturday, March 16, 11 AM local time (6 EDT). Pope Francis meets journalists on special audience in Paul VI Hall. Some 4,000 of them from around the world filled up the Hall. Pope expressed words of thanks for their important service in the period of vacancy and conclave. He emphasized how important delivering [...]


Pope Benedict XVI bids quiet farewell to Cardinals [full text]

A meeting with College of Cardinals at 11:OO AM (Rome time) was the last official event of Pope Benedict XVI. It took place in beautiful frescoed Clementine Hall attended by 144 cardinals those who will elect new Pope and those over 80. In his farewell address the Pontiff said “May God show you [...]


Pope’s speech at his Final General Audience, February 27

Under a clear blue sky with temperatures in the low 40s, the pope arrived for his last public audience shortly after 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013, standing and waving for almost 15 minutes as his white popemobile made a circuit through the square. Some 150,000 pilgrims gathered at St. Peter’s Square [...]