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from the Provincial's desk

Rev. Gregory Hoppough, CSS, Superior ProvincialDear Friends of the Stigmatines,

Thanks very much for visiting our website - may your time with us be rewarding and informative. As you visit, we are now entering the liturgical Season of Ordinary Time. During the Ordinary Time Season of this liturgical year, our Gospel Readings continue the account of the life of Jesus as recorded by Saint Mark. Commenting on this, the Scripture scholar, Diane Bergant C.S.A.  of The Catholic Theological Union, states: "They report the wonders Jesus performed wherever he went and the opposition they frequently generated. They describe the struggles encountered by those who followed Jesus and the unfortunate departure of some. There are several accounts of their misunderstanding of him and his mission, an instruction on the centrality of love, one on the danger of hypocrisy, and a description of the trials that will accompany the end of time. The Gospel readings conclude with Jesus' acknowledgement of his kingdom." (see Preaching the New Lectionary, Year B, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN., 1999, pp. 342-343). This apt description of the Gospel of Mark offers us new insights to appreciate the life of Jesus - given over for us and our salvation.

The Stigmatine Fathers of Holy Spouses' Province (U.S.A.) endeavor to model our life and ministry after the example of Jesus. We are ever mindful of His Holy Wounds that symbolize - in vivid fashion - His great love for us and all those we serve in our ministries. We hope our website will introduce you to the Stigmatine Fathers.

As always, we ask you to please pray for vocations to the Stigmatine religious life and priesthood. We promise you our continued prayers - for you and all your intentions.

God's blessings in this Season of Ordinary Time.

In Christ,




Last Updated: May 29, 2015