Memories of Christmas: Fr. Peterson

If you've read the Winter 2017 edition of Glenmary Challenge magazine, you know we're sharing missioners' memories of Christmas. Below is a Christmas mission memory by Glenmary Father Gerald "Pete" Peterson. I will always remember my first Christmas as a minister. I was ordained in June of 1956 and was assigned shortly thereafter to a … Continue reading Memories of Christmas: Fr. Peterson

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The Moment I Knew: Fr. Francois Pellissier

Glenmary was not always Father Francois Pellissier’s first choice. Originally from France, he came to America under temporary oath as a brother with the Little Brothers of the Gospel. In 1975, when he was training to become a plumber, he met Dorothy Day in Manhattan, N.Y. A former journalist, Dorothy converted to Catholicism and became … Continue reading The Moment I Knew: Fr. Francois Pellissier

The Only Thing Not Shaken: His Faith

Discerning a vocation is a difficult process for Glenmary’s men in formation. They are testing their faith, studying, serving in the missions and deciding whether to make a lifelong commitment to Glenmary and to God. But it is particularly hard when they are far away from their families during times of trouble. This fall, Mexico … Continue reading The Only Thing Not Shaken: His Faith

Gossiping the Gospel: Missionaries learn from Pope’s Evangelii Gaudium

  For Glenmary’s Father David Glockner, one image from this summer’s Evangelii Gaudium Workshop in Jackson, Ky., was especially meaningful for his mission work – Gossiping the Gospel. The concept encourages missioners to spread the word of God wherever they are in the community – Walmart, the library, in people’s homes and while paying their … Continue reading Gossiping the Gospel: Missionaries learn from Pope’s Evangelii Gaudium

Glenmary, volunteers, the Virgin Mary and a Country Music legend (all in one blog!)

Dressed in a neon green T-shirt, Beverly Glaser slowly lowers her husband Chuck’s wheelchair from her van to the ground and wheels him inside Glenmary's Holy Family Church in Lafayette, Tenn. She greets her fellow parishioners and takes her place at the front of the church. Though the Glasers have become familiar faces around Lafayette … Continue reading Glenmary, volunteers, the Virgin Mary and a Country Music legend (all in one blog!)