Franciscan Missions News

St. Bonaventure Church in Tanzania

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church rises above the boulders and trees. Just southeast of Lake Victoria and Mwanza, Tanzania, a beautiful, multistory structure stands surrounded by large boulders and marula trees. The new St. Bonaventure [...]

The Journey to the Cross Begins Palm Sunday

When was the last time that your church was filled to capacity with young people who were present voluntarily to sing, pray, and to celebrate their Faith? I was privileged to attend the annual twilight Palm Sunday Youth [...]

Our Protector and Guide

My earliest memory of St Joseph goes all the way back to the 1950s in my Detroit family home when I would silently watch my father on his knees praying a rosary in front of a picture [...]

Come Back to Me With All Your Heart

The past week was rather quiet and relaxed because our holy novices went off to experience a week long Ignatian Retreat at the Da Lat Diocesan Pastoral Center. The Diocese maintains a spacious retreat and conference facility as [...]

Laos, the Country Cousin of Vietnam

I arrived in Vientiane, Laos from Da Lat by way of Hanoi where I stayed overnight. My adventures started right after I checked into the small boutique hotel with a tall glass of iced coffee, [...]

Reconnecting…we are one body.

This past week was filled with multiple events the first of which was my 71st birthday on February 6. It is certainly a sobering thought to realize that so many years have passed by. I was so [...]

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