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Travel to Bolivia

February 11, 2016

Come on the Franciscan Mission Service’s next trip… Cochabamba, Bolivia May 20-30, 2016 Priority Application Deadline: March 11 Final Application Deadline: April 1 Cost: $1,500, which includes food, lodging, cultural excursions, and in-country transportation This is your chance to join the Franciscans in visiting missioners and their local partners at their ministries in the city of Cochabamba and …..

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Catholic Social Teaching

February 10, 2016

Please join the Sisters of St. Joseph for Coffee & Conversation on Saturday, February 27, 2016,  8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. in Welcome Hall, 1515 W. Ogden Avenue in LaGrange Park.  The topic is presented by Sister Sallie Latkovich, CSJ: Catholic Social Teaching: “The Best Kept Secret.” Presentation description: Catholic Social Teaching remains “The Best Kept Secret” …..

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CRS in Honduras

February 10, 2016

Check out this upcoming event organized by the Catholic Relief Services folks- thanks to our friends at the Office for Peace and Justice of the Archdiocese of Chicago!

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"Jesus said: Go out and tell the good news to everyone. Go out and in my name embrace life as it is, and not as you think it should be. Go out to the highways and byways, go out to tell the good news fearlessly, without prejudice, without superiority, without condescension, to all those who have lost the joy of living. Go out to proclaim the merciful embrace of the Father. Go out to those who are burdened by pain and failure, who feel that their lives are empty, and proclaim the folly of a loving Father who wants to anoint them with the oil of hope, the oil of salvation. Go out to proclaim the good news that error, deceitful illusions and falsehoods do not have the last word in a person’s life. Go out with the ointment which soothes wounds and heals hearts."

- Homily for Canonization of St. Junípero Serra September 23, 2015

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