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Inaugural Prayer for the Project of the Marian Shrine

KISANGANI, RDC - On Saturday, June 25, 2022, the Montfortian family of Kisangani - the Montfort Fathers, the Brothers of Saint Gabriel, the Lay Associates and the postulants organized a pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine located in the property of Montfort Missionaries in Kisangani. It should be noted that it was for the very first time since its construction a few years ago and whose final project is to be erected later as the very first Marian Sanctuary in the Archdiocese of Kisangani...

Grateful for God's Abundance

FLORES, Indonesia - The Novisiat Montfortan, Labe, Carep, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia, celebrated its 20th Birthday on June 10, 2022. This celebration was marked by sports activities that was held a few weeks before, such as football and volleyball among the novices as well as among the surrounding religious communities, especially the Catechiste Sisters, FMVI Sisters, novitiate community of Daughters of Wisdom, and Somascan Missionaries. The highlight of the event was the Eucharistic celebration presided by the Provincial Superior of Indonesia, Father Antonius TENSI, SMM...

A House for Minors in Difficulty

REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy - "Casa di Benedetta" represents the biggest dream come true of the Abakhi Association. The project started exclusively with the concession of the Montfort Fathers of Reggio Calabria, of a building within their property, located at the heart of the city...

Catholic Youth Gathering in Queen of the Rosary (Ratu Rosari ) Parish

LEBANG, Indonesia - In celebration of the SMM Mission in Asia-Oceania 2022, the Ratu Rosari Parish in Lebang held a Grand Gathering of Young Catholics. “Moving together towards light while being strongly rooted in Catholic faith and culture” is the theme of the Grand Gathering. Grand Gathering was held on May 6-8, 2022. With only 150 participants, which is lesser than the first Grand Gathering in 2019, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of young people to meet and carry out activities that were scheduled at the beginning of the year during the plenary meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council...

Youngest EGC Participant pleased with Extraordinary General Council Program

ROME, Italy - Father General gave the opening remarks on the theme “Dare to take risks for God and humanity: our creative fidelity”. Among other things, he highlighted two major tasks for the EGC's 4-day conference. The first part on practical questions of the life of the Entities and the second part about the preparation of the General Chapter 2023. Fr. Jailos Mpina SMM, on May 19, 2022, had an interview with Fr. ASEME Muke Louis-Guelord, SMM, the Regional Superior/Delegate of Francophone Africa and the youngest participant of the EGC 2022. He was born on 15th May 1985 and made his Perpetual Profession on 26th November 2017. His priestly ordination was on 12th August 2018...

A Sharing of Experience from the Montfortian Pilgrimage to Lourdes

LOURDES, France – The Montfortian Province of France has a tradition of organizing pilgrimage to Lourdes every year in honor of Our Lady. This year was the 73rd Montfortian pilgrimage that took place from 18th to 24th April 2022. The first of which took place on 25th April 1949. Fr. Francis MUHANJI, SMM and Fr. Jailos Augustine MPINA, SMM participated in the pilgrimage for the first time. There were over two thousand Montfortian pilgrims. Among them were the superiors/members of the different communities of the Montfortian family (SMM, DW, and FSG), Montfortian lay associates, the sick, the aged, people with disabilities, lay volunteers and the youth...
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