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“Alleluia” resounds throughout our holy and blessed Church because the Lord, who once was dead and now is risen from the tomb and will never die again. As we believe, all of us share in his glory by virtue of our baptism.

The Risen Christ greeted his apostles in the upper room with “Peace be with you!” Jesus wants to remove our fears and confusion. Indeed we are an Easter people, living after the resurrection of the Lord and called to witness it to the whole world. This Easter peace can change our lives and move us closer to God.

As we hear the word “peace” often during this Easter season, what does it mean to us? Is it a peace only for ourselves and those close to us? No, he wants to share this gift with all God’s people and help us realize that he is truly risen. We must also remember that for Jesus, peace came to him only after he endured suffering and death.

billboard.jpgThe La Salette mission in the Philippines began in 1948 in the Diocese of Ilagan. The major thrust of trhose first Missionaries was evangelization. From the very beginning, both the Bishop and the local people asked them to make the apostolate of education one of their priorities. The government assured a fairly wide range of elementary schools throughout the country. What was lacking for a large majority of children, except those who lived in and neat large cities, was high school education. As a result La Salette Missionaries began setting up high schools in many smaller towns The town of Ramon, some 13

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Fr. Pancho Negri, M.S.


He had just turned 50 a few days earlier and had only been ordained for five years when “Padre Pancho” died in Argentina on September 28, 2009. Born to Jose and Josefina Negri on September 24, 1959 in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, Francisco Negri soon became known as Pancho to his friends. When the family moved to the outskirts of Buenos Aires, many miles south of Santiago del Estero, they settled in the city of Derqui, into a parish where the La Salette Missionaries ministered. There he grew up. His outgoing personality allowed him easily to make friends wherever he went.

Moving from Place to Place

 

PEOPLE LINE UP FOR GAS IN AFTERMATH
OF MAJOR QUAKE IN HAITI


A Letter from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti:
A Journal of the Earthquake and Its Aftermath
By Fr. Andrew Laboratorio, CICM, A Missionhurst Missionary
(shared by Fr. Bernie Baris, M.S.)

 

Fr. Andrew is a 40 year old Missionhurst Priest from the Philippines, working as a pastor in one of the poorest sections of Port-au-Prince.
He has 80,000 people in his neighborhood.


 

Fr. David Kyaw, MS, whom I met in Myanmar

My visit to Myanmar in November of 2005 began long before I sent my passport to get a visa. It was the fulfillment of a dream. For over 50 years I had heard of places with exotic sounding names like Rangoon, Prome, Sandoway, Akyab, Thayetmyo and Mandalay. And then there was the swift-flowing Irrawaddy River that captured my imagination. I could now experience being in most of them. Part of my preparation was to get myself psycologically set for the trip. I developed a mantra that I kept repeating: Keep an open mind and delight in the ordinary! This was tested the very first day of the trip. With a morning flight out of JFK airport in New York, I check into a small hotel the evening before. It was raining hard and there was no eating facility in or near it, but a local restaurant advertised delivery service to the hotel. So I called and ordered a hamburger and a beer. When it came, the delivery person had forgotten the beer. He said I could either deduct the amount of the beer or pay for it and he would deliver it later. I chose the second option, ate the hamburger and waited for the beer. After an hour of waiting, I was sure I had been duped and would never get beer. So I drank water. O, ye of little faith! A few minutes after I downed a couple of glasses of water, the delivery person arrived with the beer. I repeated my mantra to myself, thanked him for the delivery and delightfully drank the beer. I considered this episode a good omen for the trip!

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La Salette Missionaries, Province of Mary, Mother of the Americas

Our Community: The Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette are deeply rooted in the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette which occurred near the hamlet of La Salette in southeastern France on Sept. 19, 1846. The Missionaries were founded in 1852 by Bp. Philbert de Bruillard, Bishop of Grenoble, France, and presently serve in some 25 countries.

Our Province: The Province of Mary, Mother of the Americas, was founded in 2000AD and is one of several provinces in the congregation. The members of this Province serve mainly in the countries of Canada, the United States and the Region of Argentina/Bolivia.

Our Mission: Our La Salette ministry of reconciliation responds to the broad vision given by Mary at La Salette as well as in response to the needs of the Church. As reconcilers, we together with the laity take seriously Mary’s mandate: “You will make (Mary’s) message known to all (her) people.”