Parishioner Profile: Settling in after life on the road

Gary and Mary Anne Loun certainly took long paths to arrive at Glenmary’s St. Michael the Archangel parish in Erwin, Tenn.  They traveled and searched until they found a place for both their retirement homes and their spiritual home. Gary, a convert from Shreveport, La., spent 32 years in the US Navy, serving aboard aircraft … Continue reading Parishioner Profile: Settling in after life on the road

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A Grand Reunion

Home Mission Stories is excited to share this anecdote with you. This story published in Glenmary's Boost-A-Month Club newsletter in January, but it was too good of a tale to not share again here. In this story, Glenmary's graphic designer finds out she had a family connection to the Home Missioners of America without ever … Continue reading A Grand Reunion

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

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