Every year, through the auspices of the Missionary Coop Plan, we host a missionary to share with us some of the mission work of the church, and also to request our prayers and financial support. This year we host Fr. Talipope Vaifale of the Missionaries of Faith (MF).
A relatively new Order, the Missionaries of Faith were founded 35 years ago by an Italian Third Order woman, Anna Maria Andreani, and an Italian priest, Fr. Luigi Duilio Graziotti. The impetus toward founding this congregation began following Anna Maria Andreani’s appalling encounters with some priests in crisis. Something urged her to help priests in difficulty. Today the Missionaries of Faith have 214 priests around the world in their Order, many in India, Africa and Viet Nam. They also staff the parish of Sacred Heart in Waco, TX.
Please support their work with your prayers and your donations.
Unfortunately, I will not be here to hear them, as I will be attending the 98th BD party for my Dad, Charlie Kullmann, in St. Louis