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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 [...]

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Fr. Joseph Lachowski, C.M. died

“The length of our days is seventy years — or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.” (Psalm 90,10)

On December 20, 2012 in age of 84, 65 years of vocation and 58 years of priesthood,  Father [...]

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Annual Retreat in Provincial Residence

Regular spiritual exercises are very important for members of the Congregation of the Mission. So are for other religious communities. Regarding the Common Rules each year, every member of the community has to take part in five days retreat. This week, twelve Confreres gathered in DePaul Residence, Manchester, CT for days of reflection, [...]

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National Vocation Committee meets in Manchester

Members of the National Vocation Committee representing all three American CM Provinces gathered in DePaul Provincial Residence in Manchester, CT, today. Hosted by Fr. Rafal Kopystynski, Provincial and Fr. Lukasz Sorys, vocation director in New England Province other present are Frs. Jerry Luttenberger and Astor Rodriguez from Eastern Province and Frs. David Nations, [...]

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Prayer request for Fr. Peter Goldbach CM

[UPDATED] Father Peter D. Goldbach, C.M., member of the  Eastern Province and very long time faculty member of St. John’s University, turned 100 last August. Presumably, he is the oldest living member of the Congregation of the Mission in the world.  How many of your siblings and friends can run him up? In [...]

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Easter Triduum with Benedict XVI – Holy Thursday – homily during Lord’s Supper

[Vatican, April 5, 2012] At twilight, (5:00PM in Rome) Benedict XVI started the solemn celebration of the Lord’s Supper in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. This is the cathedral of the Bishops of Rome. In his homily (full text below) Holy Father highlighted events of the last supper: “To Holy Thursday also [...]

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