Monday, July 17, 2017

Come and See Trips

July has been a busy time in the Glenmary Vocation office.  We actually hosted two Come and see trips this month.  One at the beginning of the month was for men over the age of 18 and the second one was for men between the ages of 15-18. Both trips included visits to St. Meinrad Seminary and to the Glenmary mission in Lafayette, Tennessee. 
In the mission the participants had a chance to pray in community, to meet Glenmary priests, brothers and students and to experience some of the activities in the mission. Some of those activities included; Vacation Bible School, Mass in the local county jail and Sunday Mass in the mission. The trip to the seminary gave guys a chance to see what life is like in a seminary and to meet one of our Glenmary priests who lives at the Glenmary House of Studies. Both the seminary visit and the mission visit helped guys understand the process of becoming a Glenmary missioner and how we live out our call as missioners.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Glenmary Challenge

The 2017 summer issue of the Glenmary Challenge is in the mail... you can read it online  Click here if you are not a subscriber yet and would like to receive a copy in the mail or electronic copy.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

New on our Website

Three men made their First Oath and became members of Glenmary Home Missioners during Mass June 8 at Glenmary's annual Assembly in Charleston, W.Va 

My most recent article is about the need for all of the Catholic faithful to encourage someone to discern his vocation as a priest or a brother.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

National Martyrs Shrine

Today on the anniversary of Fr. William H. Bishop's death the Glenmary Students made their pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs.
The day included mass, prayers, museum and a walk into the ravine where St. Rene Goupil was buried.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Kateri Shrine

Glenmary students visited the National St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine. 
Fr. Dan Dorsey, Glenmary's novice director, celebrated the mass. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fr. Bruce Brylinski

Tonight at the Glenmary General Assembly we honored Fr. Bruce for his 25 years of being a Glenmary missioner. Thank you Fr. Bruce for your “yes” to the call to serve Mission Land, USA and we pray for 25 more years! Your dedicated service and contributing your art to Glenmary and the missions has given so much to us. the Glenmary Home Mission Stories blog has a recently uploaded an article about Fr. Bruce's discernment to become a Glenmary Missioner, "The moment I knew: Fr. Bruce."

Please continue to pray for vocations for Glenmary.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

2017 Glenmary Assembly

This year the Glenmary General Assembly began with reflections provided by Bishop John Stowe O.F.M. Conv., Diocese of Lexington, "Mission Over Maintenance: Implementation of the Vision of Pope Francis." Bishop gave us much to think about sharing his reflections on the words and actions he has seen and heard from Pope Francis. Pope Francis has called us to be joyful missionary disciples. We as Glenmary missioners have been challenged by Bishop Stowe to reflect on a number of questions:
How does Pope Francis challenge us and affirm us as missioners?
Does joy characterize our life as missioners?
When did you last experience contagious joy?
What lessons have you learned from the magisterium of the poor?
How do we reach people in the three circles of evangelization? - those who are in the pews, those who are baptized but not connected to the church and those who are not connected to the church in any way?
May the spirit guide us through our meetings this week and help us to continue to reflect on these questions as we discern God's working through us to serve the people of God in Mission Land USA.