Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Glenmary Challenge

The 2017 summer issue of the Glenmary Challenge is in the mail... you can read it online http://www.glenmary.org/viewcurrentissue/  Click here if you are not a subscriber yet and would like to receive a copy in the mail or electronic copy.  http://www.glenmary.org/contact-us/

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.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Home Mission Stories blog

Are you looking for something new to read. Do you want the inside story on some of the goings-on in the Glenmarys missions or a story from the archives?  Are you not getting enough from my semi-regular updates here? Glenmary has started a new blog called "Home Mission Stories." It is being written by our Glenmary Communications Manager and so far it has been very entertaining. Even I have learned a few new things about Glenmary since he began writing the blog. John usually updates it about twice a month and highly recommend it to anyone discerning a vocation, anyone who likes/loves Glenmary and really just about anyone at all. Recent articles have included a reflection on Glenmary brothers and another about the prayer requests that our Glenmary friends send us. Check it out and share it with others. https://glenmarystories.wordpress.com/