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Glenmary has largest novitiate class in 11 years

The Glenmary Home Missioners have five men discerning with the society as novices this year, the most they’ve had since […]

Brother Virgil Feeds the Hungry

“Initially we started off with 100 kindergartners and first-graders, figuring they are the most vulnerable.” Now, says Brother Virgil Siefker, […]

William Howard Bishop: Home Mission Dreamer

He was a man ahead of his time. Glenmary’s founder, Father William Howard Bishop, saw that missionary activity is at […]

New responsibilities define first year as a priest

For Glenmary Father Charles Aketch, who was ordained to the priesthood last April, saying yes to new responsibilities has defined […]

3 men profess oaths, ordained for Glenmary

LAFAYETTE, Tenn.— On June 26, three men professed their Final Oaths, becoming members of the Glenmary Home Missioners community for […]

Glenmary reaffirms commitment to racial justice

The following statement was drafted by the Glenmary Home Missioners at their June 2020 annual assembly. Throughout Glenmary’s 81 year […]

COVID-19 in the missions

Just as everywhere, in rural America the coronavirus pandemic changed lives almost instantly. There the infection lagged behind urban centers, […]

What comes after pandemic?

“It is in the humanity of Jesus that we understand our divinity.” On Good Friday this past April I was […]

Fr. Vic and Our Lady of the Fields

The devotion to Our Lady of the Fields began among farmworkers near Paris, France, centuries ago, when almost everyone farmed. […]

Followers of St. Joseph: Religious Brothers

Around the world the Church celebrates May 1 as Religious Brother’s Day. It’s no coincidence that May 1 is also […]