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Ukrainian Catholic Pilgrimage to Lourdes in Litchfield

CONNECTICUT, USA - Sunday, April 3rd, Bishop Paul Chomnycky, OSBM, head of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford, led a gathering of Ukrainian and Latin Rite Catholics at our Montfort Shrine: Grotto of Lourdes in Litchfield for a “Moleben” to the Mother of God / Prayers for Ukraine. Despite a cold and rainy day, the Chapel was filled, many having been born in Ukraine or with relatives now in grave danger. The prayers, litanies and hymns were all sung in Ukrainian, in a spontaneous choral harmony. The Prayers to the Mother of God ended with the Lourdes Hymn, sung at the Grotto.

Assembly Reflection 2022

USA - The USA Vice Province of the Montfort Missionaries gathered on February 18th and 19th for our Assembly. We were grateful to God that we were able to gather for the first time in person since the beginning of the pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t all together. Our brothers in the Nicaraguan mission were not able to join us in person but we did gather through the technology of ZOOM. We welcomed Fr. Luizinho and Fr. Wismick who were able to spend a good amount of time with us...

At 90, Fr. John McCann Returned and Celebrated Masses at his Alma Mater

NEW YORK, USA - St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville invited a special guest to help observe Catholic Schools Week on the first week of February 2017. Montfort Father John McCann, SMM a 1939 graduate of St. Martin's, was invited by parish pastor, Father Gerard Gordon, to celebrate the opening and closing Masses. Father McCann, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, was the first St. Martin's graduate to...

The New Community in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Last June 11, 2016, two of our young Indonesian confreres, Fr. Zakarias Beong and Fr. Timoteus Jefriadi Daman arrived in Managua, Nicaragua to reinforce the community of Fr. Alonzo and Fr. Harry. They will be doing missions in two Montfortian parishes, Sto. Tomas and La...
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