The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Friday, May 23, 2003

John Paul II addresses the Adorers of the Blood of Christ and the Missionaries of the Precious Blood
May 19, 2003, Paul VI Audience Hall, Vatican City

I found on the Vatican website a report about the audience I attended on Monday I was there early enough to get a front row seat and take some pretty spectacular pictures.

Here is a bit of what he said:

Addressing the spiritual daughters and devotees of St. Maria De Mattias, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters, Adorers of the Blood of Christ in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope said that "during her life she spread the Christian commandment of love, reconciling separations and healing difficult situations and the contradictions of society in her day. It is easy to confirm the reality of her message."

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:10 AM link
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Sr. Mary Joseph Lyons, O.P.

The travel is getting nuttier. I leave today for San Francisco. I am using one of my free tickets to travel to the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. Sr. Mary Joseph Lyons, OP, a dear friend and former employer is celebrating her Golden Jubilee. She was intrumental in the beginnings of my vocation to the priesthood and it is a joy and an honor to concelebrate at her Jubilee. My Provincial has arranged for there to be a Provincial Council meeting on Monday to round out the weekend. That will be followed by BBQ at one of our parishes and then the Provincial would make sure I got back to the airport to catch the red-eye back to Chicago. But Fr. Bob's funeral has now been scheduled for next Thursday and I wanted to stay out on the west coast for the funeral. Changing the free ticket would have cost an exorbitant amount and I really need to be at a meeting all day Tuesday in Chicago. So, I pulled out another free ticket and will be back to California next Wednesday to attend Fr. Bob's Vigil and Funeral.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:01 AM link
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