Remembering the Sikh Gurdwara Massacre of Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Ten years ago in 2012, a white nationalist entered a Sikh gurdwara (temple) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin – and opened fire. Seven beloved community members were killed. It was the deadliest massacre of Sikhs on U.S. soil ever. Too many Americans don’t remember Oak Creek. But we do. We...

A Love for Believing What I Cannot See

Maggie Silvestri, our new social media volunteer, shares the changes in her life that altered dramatically her faith and her sense of hope. Faith and religion have always been unknown and confusing concepts for me. I was never sure what my faith was, or what I believed in. A...

New Social Media Volunteer Joins Us in the Mission Media Office

We are pleased to welcome Maggie Silvestri, who lives close to Fatima Shrine in Massachusetts, as our new social media volunteer. In her religious and spiritual search, she comes to us full of energy and enthusiasm to assist us in our social media engagement through Instagram, Facebook, blog writing,...

Buffalo Shooting and our Catholic Missionary Response

Our hearts break for the families whose loved ones were ruthlessly murdered on May 14, 2022, by a proponent of white supremacy. We pray for the victims: Roberta A. Drury, Margus D. Morrison, Andre Macneil, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley, Celestine Chaney, Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Pearl Young, and Ruth...

St. Charles de Foucauld Among Muslim Saints

Dorothy C. Buck’s interest in the three Abrahamic traditions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism has led her to publish many articles and books on Interfaith topics and to establish networks of prayer groups, such as the modern revival of the Badaliya, a Christian Muslim prayer movement. Along with chapters in two...

Easter: my first experience as a missionary and as a priest

Christophe Ndiwe Chiza sx I am Father Christophe Ndiwe Chiza, a Xaverian missionary, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I was ordained a priest on September 20, 2020. Easter celebration of this year in Sierra Leone was my first experience as a missionary but also as a priest....

Following Christ Crucified

We ran across this inspiring post from Richard Rohr’s Center of Action and Contemplation that expresses the Crucified Christ in a compelling way. Surrendering his life on the cross out of love for all creation, Jesus somehow places himself (and therefore God) in solidarity with all suffering. Black Catholic...

For More Than 70 Years, the Xaverian Missionaries Share Faith in Japan

In January 1949, the Xaverian Missionaries contacted the Pope’s envoy in Japan, stating that the situation is becoming more untenable for our missionary efforts in China as they were being expelled from the country. With young missionaries being prepared to leave for the missions, alternative missionary sites were sought...
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