Welcoming the stranger

“I’d like to challenge each of us today to reach out beyond our personal boundaries and take the risk of meeting someone in the community whom we do not know, whose name we have not learned, whose story we have not heard, whose life, traditions and culture still remain a mystery to us.  Our world […]


Weekly News, November 12, 2018

Let us not only give prayers of thanks for those who have served their countries but also prayers of hope that we may some day live in a world of peace, inspired by the love found in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Veterans Day Veterans Day took on a special meaning this year not only […]


Weekly News: November 5, 2018

“What unites us is much greater than what divides us” – Pope John XXIII We pray that the words of Pope John XXIII remain in our hearts and minds as Americans enter into the election process tomorrow, November 6.  May these words continue to guide leaders throughout the world.  Special election issue The US Province […]


Weekly News: October 29, 2018

Fr. Paul Kelly, long-time spiritual director, dies After a lengthy illness, Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, died October 26 surrounded by members of his community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake. He was 68. Originally from Carbondale, PA, Fr. Paul was 18 when he became a candidate with the community. He professed first vows in 1970 […]


Long-time spiritual director, Fr. Paul Kelly, dies

Recently added: Funeral photos  After a lengthy illness, Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, died early this morning, October 26, surrounded by members of his community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake in Franklin, WI.  He was 68. Originally from Carbondale, PA, Fr. Paul was 18 when he became a candidate with the community. He professed first […]


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Please remember in prayer my daughter, Bella, who continues to recover from severe injuries from being hit by a car, as well as the staff at Craig Hospital in Denver who are caring for her. Also, keep in prayer the special needs of several others including Gregg, Kevin, Bradley, David, Kylie, Bryce, Matt, Tristan, Nancy, […]


Weekly News: October 22, 2018

Pieta replica on display Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson visited Christ the King parish in Southaven, MS, yesterday, to bless a life-size marble casting of Michelangelo’s Pietà. Arte Divine was given permission by the Vatican Museum to create 100 copies of the masterpiece to tour around the world, enabling those who have not had the […]


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Please pray for the many people impacted by the migration caravan headed to the United States, including the migrants themselves. May the actions that are taken always make as a priority the good of people.


1st annual Johnny Klingler, SCJ, Social Action Award

On October 18, Native Hope became the first recipient of the annual Johnny Klingler, SCJ, Social Action Award. Representatives of the US Province Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission presented the award on behalf of the province. The ceremony – including presentation of a $1,000 check  – took place in Chamberlain, SD, where Native Hope is based. The […]


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I ask for prayers for those who are struggling with mental health difficulties.