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“Make of the world one family”

Xaverian Mission
Volume 64 - No. 4 | November 2016

Newsletter

www.xaverianmissionaries.org • http://xaverianmissionaries.org/missionblog

Fr. Mark’s Message .......................... 2
A Capacity to Forgive ...................... 3
On the Frontier ................................ 4
A Xaverian Missionary Sister ........ 5
Celebrating Mission ..................... 6-7
It’s Not About You ......................... 8-9
World & US Province News .......10-11
Fr. Joeven Matugas SX in Sierra Leone

Papal Message for Mission and Consecrated Life

“Tenderness and Mercy of God”
Dear Mission Friends:

Xaverian Missionaries
Provincial Headquarters
12 Helene Court
Wayne, NJ 07470-2813
Tel.: (973) 942-2975
Fax: (973) 942-5012
Email:

missionmedia@xaverianmissionaries.
org

Xavier Knoll Mission Center
4500 Xavier Drive
Franklin, WI 53132-9066
Tel.: (414) 421-0831
Fax: (414) 421-9108
Email:

Global Youth Mission Services (the
GYM)
Fatima Shrine
101 Summer Street
P.O. Box 5857
Holliston, MA 01746-5857
Tel.: (508) 429-2144
Fax: (508) 429-4793
Email:
holliston@xaverianmissionaries.org

Xaverian Mission Newsletter

Official publication of the
Xaverian Missionaries
of the United States

Publisher: Fr. Mark Marangone SX
Communications Board

Fr. Carl Chudy SX
Fr. Alejandro Rodríguez Gómez SX
Fr. Tony Lalli SX
Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX
Fr. Aniello Salicone SX

Editor
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St. Guido site: www.guidoconforti.com

Donation: $5.00 per year

I spent World Mission Sunday weekend in a parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
preaching for the Missions. I spoke of a very special October 23rd for our Xaverian
Family. Exactly on that day, World Mission Sunday five years ago, about 50 Xaverians
and friends, “pilgrims” from the USA, joined thousands from the 20 countries where
we serve, in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, for the Canonization of our Founder and Missionary Saint Guido M. Conforti, by Pope Benedict XVI.
We gathered to give thanks to God for such a precious gift. It comes, however, with
a challenge to become better missionaries and witnesses of the Crucified and Risen
Lord by treasuring the legacy of St. Guido: “See, seek, and love God in all” in order
to “Make of the world one family.”

franklin@xaverianmissionaries.org

Email & Web:

The summer has been over for a while, but I hope that the warmth in our hearts that
we need to keep reaching out to others and share with them the Life-giving Word by
our lifestyle (and by words, when necessary), has not diminished.

Each year November 5th, the Feast Day of St. Guido M. Conforti, reminds us of that
challenge and provides a moment of reflection and evaluation on our mission service
and witness to the Lord Jesus, Missionary of the Father.
When the Xaverian Family gathers for Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament every
Thursday, we say the following prayer:
“O Jesus, you urge our communities to live by your teachings and witness to
your Gospel. We ask you to help us love one another in a spirit of mutual
understanding, acceptance, and service, that others may recognize your
presence in our midst. Amen.” (St. Guido Maria Conforti)
It’s a challenge to follow in the footsteps of the early Christian communities as
we read in the Acts of the Apostles, where that love, mercy, and service put into
practice, reveals the presence of the Lord in the community, impels us to reach
out to others, carrying out in this way Jesus’
The Extraordinary Jubilee of
Mission, not our own.
Mercy, ...casts a distinct light on
May St. Guido Maria Conforti accompany us on
World Mission Sunday 2016: It
this journey of life towards holiness together, so
invites us to consider the missio
to be more grateful missionaries and witnesses
ad gentes as a great, immense
of the “Tenderness and Mercy of our God,” ever
work of mercy, both spiritual and
better aware that God loves each one of us,
material. On this World Mission
each and every human being, immensely.
Sunday, all of us are invited to
In advance, we wish you and all a Very
“go out” as missionary disciples,
Happy Thanksgiving, a Grace-filled and Merry
each generously offering their
Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
talents, creativity, wisdom and
experience in order to bring the
With deep gratitude, choicest blessings on you
message of God’s tenderness and
and your loved ones.
compassion to the entire human
~Fr. Mark Marangone, SX
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A Capacity to Forgive and
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n Saturday, October 1, 2016 we went on Pilgrimage to
Buyengero Burundi where our confreres, Fr. Ottorino Maule
SX and Fr. Aldo Marchiol SX, were killed on September 30,
1995. It has been 21 years since their martyrdom along with
Katina Gubert, a volunteer laywoman from Italy.
We commemorate their martyrdom by having a Pilgrimage to
Buyengero each year. The parish was founded by father Ottorino
Maule on September 7, 1991 when he arrived in Bururi diocese.
In the Eucharistic celebration presided by Bishop Venant Bacinoni of
the Diocese of Bururi, there were five Xaverian priests and fifteen
diocesan priests. Five of our young students in Philosophy were also
present along with parishioners and a good choir. Some pastoral
agents, soldiers, police and administrative officers were also with
us.
In his homily the Bishop cited
the courage of the three
martyrs. He said that twentyone years after their tragic
death local people continue to
appreciate their fidelity to
God’s Mission and their true
love for God’s people in Africa.
Fr. Mario Pulcini SX, Provincial
Superior of the Burundi
Xaverian Region personally
thanked the Bishop for being
present at all the pilgrimages in
twenty years.

For us,
Buyengero
means to forgive
no matter how
deep we have
been wounded.

Burundi is still suffering from
the same causes that brought about their deaths. Yet there is hope
that the example they set will bring about peace, respect for the
life and dignity of all people.
Buyengero has become part of our life, our story and our way of
evangelizing. For us, Buyengero means to forgive no matter how
deep we have been wounded. Buyengero will remain our Parish
forever. Geographical distance will never separate our missionary
spirit from this place where love and faith continue to be witnessed
so strongly through the presence of those three missionaries of
charity and forgiveness in this African land.
In these difficult moments we are living in Burundi, we know that
relatives, friends, parents, and confreres all over the world are
accompanying us spiritually with faith and gratitude for the great
example Ottorino, Aldo and Katina set within the Catholic Church.
When we recall the past, we are always touched emotionally and
we get new strength in our missionary endeavor. We are renewed
and we improve our capacity to forgive and to love.

~Fr. Mario Pulcini, SX and Fr. Gabriel Basuzwa, SX

Fr. Mario is the Superior of Burundi Xaverian Region; Fr. Gabriel has been working in Burundi since 2010 at the end of his
Cross-Cultural Studies at Catholic Theological Union (CTU), Chicago, Illinois.

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Xaverian Missionaries in the World

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On the Frontier

Joseph Patrick D. Echevarria, SJ, explains the difference between two words of the missionary vocabulary
that could be easily mistaken one for another,
“Frontier” and “Periphery.” For him, frontier “refers to a place
where few or no one had gone before,” while periphery “is not of
adventure and pride, but of humility and service. It implies not
just that no one has gone there, but that no one wanted to go
there.”
The two realities defined are very much applicable and appropriate to the mission territory where we are sent. Pope Francis is
challenging us missionaries to go to the poor, the oppressed, the
marginalized of societies and give voice to the voiceless.
Sierra Leone, has been devastated by civil war and then hit by
Ebola. The country is economically poor. Mostly, people have no
permanent jobs. Xaverians are working in the northern part of the
country which is a ‘developing’ province compared to the capital
city, the East and the South. In this particular area residents are
strongly influenced by the Islam and the traditional religion. The
missionary is perceived as one bringing development: people
expect the construction of schools, hospitals, churches and help
for children, youth, etc.

Fr. Joeven (center) at a baptism with Fr. Patrick Salazar
SX in Sierra Leone Below: Celebrating a victory with his
school’s team.

Yet, the call of the Church for us missionaries is to go to the poorest places where there is no missionary present and where people
have not yet explicitly heard about Jesus Christ. The people living
in this area are the people that need to hear the good news of
Jesus and be uplifted from their deteriorating socioeconomic condition.
I always put it in my mind that the mission is primarily God’s preferential option for the poor because Jesus identified himself with
the poor; that the mission of the church is always on the side of
the poor, and we missionaries should carry out this immense task.
We need to listen to their cry, be with them and work in collaboration with them.
Many times when I shared my experiences I would reiterate that to be in mission is difficult but our attitude, our conviction, should not be detached from the very reality of where we are. Just to see and look out from our windows and
go down to the street, there we meet our people who are very kind and welcoming, willing to assist us in our needs.
We are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our Xaverian mission in Sierra Leone is on the periphery and the frontier of mission. There are still many villages
where people would embrace the Christian faith but missionaries are not enough to cover such a large area and distant
places. Some roads are impassable by vehicles. However, we are assigned here and work in this place, put ourselves at
the frontier and the periphery. We are answering the call of Jesus to go to the poor in whom He is present.

~Fr. Joeven Matugas, SX

You can help Fr. Joeven’s ministry in Sierra Leone. Either clip this paper and send it to the address below or help
the environment by donating online at http://www.xaverianmissionaries.org/support/
Name: Donation Amount:
Address: City: State: Zip
Email or phone:
Mail to: Fr. Frank Grappoli SX, 12 Helene Ct., Wayne, NJ 07470

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Xaverian House Supported:

□Franklin Xaverian Knoll, WI; □Fatima Shrine
Holliston, MA; □Provincial House Wayne, NJ

Xaverian Missionaries in the USA

A Xaverian Missionary Sister FOREVER!

The

story of my vocation is really interesting; it is completely God’s
project. Let me share it with you!

The center of my life was dancing, it was my passion. I was a
dance teacher who devoted my entire life to dancing. When I found out about
the Xaverian Missionary Sisters my initial thoughts were: “I need a vacation from
my daily routine, therefore I’ll go for six months and then I will return back to
my life.” Little did I know that those six months were going to extend as far as
the present day. I discovered my vocation when I entered the community of the
Xaverian Missionary Sisters.
I came to realize this by going to parishes and sharing time with people there;
learning about their daily lives, their problems, and experiences. Often times
there were experiences of suffering. It never crossed my mind that one day I
would become a Sister, but sharing with the people I met and being close to their
situations gave me the desire to take on the entire world as my new family.

I learned that many people really did not know God or his son, Jesus. The phrase
in the Gospel that reads: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to
every creature. (Mk 16:15),” encouraged and ensured me that I was in the right
place. Gradually, I realized that consecrating my life to the service of God would
help more people discover God’s great love for us. I would have never thought
that being a Xaverian Missionary Sister would be so amazing. I reminded myself
of how great it truly was every day and it gave me more reason to stay instead of
going back home.
The day of my Perpetual Consecration was one filled with blessings and joy
that poured onto me. It was more than I could have ever imagined: I made my
Perpetual Consecration in a country that was not my own and among people that
were not my own people. But this was the fulfilment of God’s project for me and
because of that everything was absolutely marvelous. It happened to me like it
did to Abraham: he believed and then walked to the Promised Land, leaving his
homeland. The memory of my Perpetual Consecration will last forever!
Some people think that a consecrated life is a waste of time. But not me, for
I believe: If it is a waste time staying close to those who are suffering and
should not to be left alone; if it is a waste of time praying for sick people; if it
is a waste of time praying for the world so that we can have peace instead of
war and violence; if it is a waste of time comforting those who feel alone and
overwhelmed because of their problems or situations; if it is a waste of time
bringing hope, faith and love to those who do not know God… then I want to not
only waste my time, but I want to also waste my entire life!
This is not an exclusive task for just consecrated women or men, for all of us are
called to give our lives. Serving God in the way we are called does not mean we
lose our lives, rather it means we find a real purpose in life that makes it worth
living.
I would like to conclude by inviting all of us to reflect on the words of Pope
Francis:

“My mission of being in the heart of the people is not just a part of
my life or a badge I can take off; it is not an “extra” or just another
moment in life. Instead, it is something I cannot uproot from my being
without destroying my very self. I am a mission on this earth; that is
the reason why I am here in this world. We have to regard ourselves
as sealed, even branded, by this mission of bringing light, blessing,
enlivening, raising up, healing and freeing (Evangelii Gaudium 273).”

~Sr. Susana Miranda XMM

Top to bottom: Sister Susana makes her
perpetual vows; hugs her mom; celebrates
with friends and parishioners.

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Celebrate Good Times:
Come On!

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ctober is known as “Mission Month.”
What better way to recognize the zeal
and efforts of the Xaverian Missionaries
than to celebrate together in banquets held by
each USA Community!

St. Joseph Parish in Medway MA hosted Fatima
Shrine’s festivities. Xavier Knoll’s event took
place at the Crowne Plaza in Milwaukee, WI and
the Berceto Foundation sponsored their annual
dinner dance at Riccardo’s Restaurant in Astoria,
NY, for the benefit of the Xaverian Missionaries.
The three fêtes boast 64, 53 and 54
years respectively. Together that totals
171 celebrations of service and giving!
It is through your generosity that the
Xaverian Missionaries can bring the
Gospel message to the whole world.
We thank all of our Xaverian Family
and Friends for your dedication and
love! That’s a lot to celebrate! Ad
Multos Annos!

Franklin’s Xavier Knoll

Holliston's Fatima Shrine

Berceto Foundation

Xaverian Charism

IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU; IT’S ABOUT ME
By Fr. Tony Lalli SX

W

hile waiting at my doctor’s office, I had a chance encounter with another patient there, a woman
undergoing chemotherapy.

I had said Mass that morning in honor of St. James the Apostle. The gospel reading for the day was Matthew
20:20-28. In praying over that reading I received a sense that Jesus might reverse both the wording and context of the
phrase, “It’s not about you, it’s about me,” to suit his message for his Apostles – and us. The phrase would be now
“It’s about you; it’s not about me.”
Just before this scripture passage begins, Jesus shares with the Apostles that very soon he was going to have to serve
others in a very unpleasant way – suffering to a tragic scale – to fulfill his mission on earth.
He was also trying to help his disciples understand that serving was the way to be his follower (although serving in
the intense fashion he was about to do was not called for by everyone). Serving others was the way to fulfill their
calling – to bring about the Kingdom of God. Being a member of his family in his Kingdom was not about ruling over
others; it was about serving them.
His Apostles had not quite fully understood this yet. Fortunately, Jesus, being both human and divine, knew how our
nature is integrated. Our humanity we are born with; our divinity – our spark of the divine – is granted to us through
baptism. Jesus looked to both sides of our nature to help us see that by serving others, we become fulfilled; we are
fulfilling our mission of bringing about the Kingdom.
An eye-opening intuition of this was provided to me by the chance encounter I had at that doctor’s office. The
woman shared with me a powerful change in her life, one that touches upon the message in Matthew. I asked her if I
could mention her story someday, keeping her identity confidential. She agreed.
Mary (not her real name) is undergoing chemotherapy for stage four cancer. She lives about four blocks away from
the hospital and walks to her treatments. She looks quite haggard and is in a lot of pain most days. She often cries
as she walks to her chemotherapy, her anguish fomenting from the fear of the treatment itself. And she continues
shedding tears as she heads home after her treatment, the sadness then a combination of feeling awful both
emotionally and physically.

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Serving Others
While walking home past a restaurant after her ninth chemo
treatment, she passed a young and gaunt homeless man begging by
the restaurant. She had seen him a few times before; but, in trying
to manage her own pain and suffering – she acknowledged to herself
with a little guilt – she really had not paid him a lot of attention.
The young man was sitting along an outside wall of the restaurant
with his back to the wall and his legs bent so that his knees were
scrunched up, pointing to the sky. His bare hands were in his lap,
fingers laced together. And he was quietly snoring. He displayed a
sign requesting it. She did note that this time he seemed far thinner;
he also looked very cold.
Mary had brought some crackers with her from her treatment. She
placed what she had near his hands. After taking a few steps toward
her home, Mary looked back. And without even thinking about it,
took off her scarf and placed it around his hands and the crackers…
And she felt a little better…She went home and began to pray for the
young man.
When she went back to the hospital for her next treatment, the
young man was no longer there. She inquired as to his whereabouts
from a restaurant employee. The woman she spoke with said that she
had not seen the young man in a while, but that Mary might find him
in the homeless shelter a few blocks away.
Walking the extra few blocks was too much for Mary after her
chemotherapy. Or so she thought. Once again without thinking about
it, she found herself, exhausted and nauseous, walking up the steps
of the shelter. She walked in and sat down on the first chair she
could find. And then she saw her young man come in, looking a little
better, wearing her scarf. Seeing that he was all right, she closed her
eyes, the exhaustion of her efforts taking over her weakened body.
When she opened her eyes a few minutes later, he was sitting by
her. Once they made eye contact, he asked her if she was okay. Mary
nodded. He said that she looked like she had a tough day. She began
to cry. He reached out and took her hand, waited until she finished
crying, got up and gave a few tissues. Mary said thank you to this
young man. And he said, “No, thank you. And thank you for the
scarf.”
What Jesus was trying to help us with is that, whether we are well
or not well, our calling is to serve. And when we serve, we physically,
emotionally, and spiritually aid ourselves in feeling better, feeling
more alive. More importantly, however, is that we are helping others.
We, like the Apostles, become the instruments of our Lord, in helping
to bring about the Kingdom of God, not a Kingdom where we are
princes and princesses, finding fulfillment in ruling or “lording it over
others”; instead, a Kingdom where we are children of God, finding
fulfillment in serving others.

From the top: Fr. Gabriel Spiga SX builds prosthetic limbs in Bangladesh : Fr. Patrick Salazar SX shares a meal in Sierra Leone; Fr. Alex
Brai SX ministers to the poor in Thailand.

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World Mission News

World Mission News Digest

Burundians mourn at Sisters’ funeral

Migrants crossing the US border

Palm Sunday in Indonesia

AFRICA/BURUNDI

AMERICA/UNITED STATES

ASIA/INDONESIA

The UN: “serious violations of human
rights, strong risk of genocide”

Living mercy at the border between
Mexico and the USA

Young Indonesians, salt and light in a
world without boundaries

Bujumbura (Agenzia Fides) - 564 extra judicial
executions in Burundi from April 26, 2015 till
the end of August 2016, were documented by
a UN report.

Texas (Agenzia Fides) - The border between Mexico

Manado (Agenzia Fides) - “The Day of
Indonesian youth was a typical expression of
Indonesia’s diversity. We know that Indonesia
is a plural country, cradle of the diversity of
cultures, languages and faiths. The Church is
one of these components that lives diversity
in harmony, as stated in the official motto of
Indonesia, which is ‘unity in diversity.’” Bishop
Pius Riana Prapdi, President of the Youth Commission of the Indonesian Bishops’ Conference,
stated regarding an event held in Manado in
early October, which gathered 2,500 young
Catholics from Indonesian and some from
Malaysia, on the theme “The joy of the Gospel
in a plural society.” The participants shared
their experience with Catholic, Protestant and
even Muslim families, as proof of this harmony
perceived and experienced.
“We feel called to be salt and light of the world.
Through God’s mercy, we are asked to live an
evangelical life based on respect for human
dignity, on the protection of environment, on
the option for the young, the poor, the weak,
the marginalized,” declared the young Catholics.
“We are aware that new technologies have made
the world an area without borders.” Participants in the Day commit themselves now “to be
promoters of sociopolitical change at all levels,
to build a more just and humane world order,”
in terms of dialogue with others.

“Experts ascertained serious violations of human
rights that were and still are committed
mainly by State agents and those who are
related to them” the report said, with a clear
reference to pro-government militias. The
report does not rule out that the serious
human rights violations may constitute crimes
against humanity, and calls for the start of
international judicial procedures to bring the
perpetrators to justice.
“Serious violations are systematic, impunity is
omnipresent and the danger of the crime of
genocide is high”, denounces the report, sent
to Fides.
The government in Bujumbura described
the UN report as “biased and politically
oriented”. Burundi’s political crisis erupted
following the announcement in April 2015 of
President Pierre Nkurunziza’s re-election for
a third term, in violation of the Constitution
and the Arusha Peace Accords, which include
only two presidential terms. After the
election of Nkurunziza, in July 2015, violence
and repression worsened, pushing more
than 300,000 Burundians to seek refuge in
neighboring countries.

and the United States has become a constant
scene of the passage of thousands of immigrants
who try to reach North America, in a desperate
attempt for a better life.
Sister Norma Pimentel, who participated in the
extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in the Americas,
held in Bogotá, is the director of Catholic Charities based in the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas,
which helps thousands of people along the border.
She characterized the plight of the people as a
“clandestine passageway, where stories read in the
newspapers come true when migrants try to cross
the border and are captured by the border police.
This is the beginning of a real ‘Via Crucis’ of
suffering, after traveling thousands of kilometers
risking their lives and those of their children. But
what is even sadder is to see that the majority of
immigrants are children themselves.
“We have so far helped more than 40 thousand
people, and ours was a response which was
attended by the entire population, not just the
Catholic Church. All are united as one people, in a
humanitarian response.”
Sister Norma works in a center where refugees
have food, showers, counseling and medical care.
Her testimony was one of many that the 15 working groups shared in which they discussed “how
mercy is lived in the Church’s mission, in the local
Church, in its own people.”
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USA Communities News

News from our USA Communities

XAVIER KNOLL
FRANKLIN WI

FATIMA SHRINE
HOLLISTON MA

PROVINCIAL HOUSE
WAYNE NJ

50th Anniversary of Ordination

THE JUBILEE OF MERCY in the
Spirit of the BEATITUDES

“Beauty Will Save the World!”
Rediscovering the Allure and
Mystery of CHRISTIAN LITURGY.

Fr. Aniello Salicone SX (seated) celebrated 54
years of his Religious Profession on October
3rd and 50 years as a priest on October 16th.
Born in Italy, Fr. Aniello was ordained a priest
in Parma, and is a postgraduate of Catholic
Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, IL.
He missioned in West Africa for 11 years,
teaching in a Catholic high school and helping
to run a parish in Sierra Leone. He served as
a professor, Treasurer and Rector in the Major
Seminary in Liberia. (See photo of Fr. Aniello
[right] below.)
He went on to serve as Rector of the House
of Studies in London, UK for three years, then
on to Holliston for several years and then as
an assistant parish priest in St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, Chicago, IL for 9 years.
Presently he is Vice-Rector at Xavier Knoll and
is involved in healing ministry.

November 13: (Corporal Works of Mercy)
Ministry with the Poor in Worcester, MA
Sr. Maria Luisa Dallari, XMM
3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
In This Jubilee Year of Mercy, may the Church
echo the word of God that resounds strong
and clear as a message and a sign of pardon,
strength, aid, and love. May she never tire of
extending mercy, and be ever patient in offering compassion and comfort.
CHRISTMAS Lights at the Shrine

November 26 - December 28
CHRISTMAS Concert at the Shrine

Sunday December 4, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.
St. Cecilia’s Parish Choir under the direction of
Lelia Tenreyro-Vian.

In today’s world we have technology, security,
and a measure of prosperity, but where is
beauty―God?
For thousands of years, artists, sages and
theologians have connected with the beautiful
and the sacred and identified art with our
longing for God.
Fr. Michael Davitti SX gave a series of
presentations on Tuesdays in October at
Our Lady of the Valley parish in Wayne
NJ, helping participants to appreciate the
“beauty” of Christian liturgy. The aim of the
meetings was to develop the capacity to
taste the mysteries of faith in the signs that
are performed in order to “have a personal,
transforming experience of the Risen Christ,
present in the Liturgy.”

Praesidium Accreditation™ publicly demonstrates that the Congregation of
the Xaverian Missionaries has achieved the highest industry standards in
abuse prevention and response.

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Answer the Call!
Contact:
Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX
frrocco@xaverianmissionaries.org


Fr. Alex Rodriguez SX
fralex@xaverianmissionaries.org

Fr. Joeven participating in Christmas caroling
in Mongo-Bendugu, Sierra Leone

“[T]he call of the Church for us missionaries is
to go to the poorest places where there is no
missionary present and where people have not
yet explicitly heard about Jesus Christ.”
~Fr. Joeven Matugas SX
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