E N E W I N G A D R E A M. . . .
Josef Bato, M.SS.CC. was featured in an article in our Spring 1996
newsletter with the inspiring story of how he had returned to his
homeland of Slovakia after years of working in South America. He
was eager to begin a house of religious studies in Slovakia after
seeing the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.
Bato was killed in an auto accident in 1998 and the house was closed.
However, the Slovakian students took up their studies in
Rome with the hope that the dream of Fr. Bato could be kept
Josef Bato, M.SS.CC. (center) with postulants at the community house
in Zilina, Slovakia in early 1996.
Fr. Ondrej Sabo and Fr. Pavel Panak ordained in September of 2002
and were have now returned to Slovakia and reopened the congregation's
house in Zilina. Currently they are working in hospital ministry
and helping in the nearby parishes especially administering the
Sacrament of Reconciliation to the faithful. On September
13 three novices professed first vows and two more candidates began
the Novitiate. The Slovakian community is holding fast to
Fr. Bato's dream which is becoming a reality through God's grace.
Missionaries of the Sacred
Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Announce a Spiritual Journey to
I R E L A N D
21-July 1, 2004
Fr. Malcomn MacLeod, M.SS.CC.
Group Coordinator: Sally Pietrofitta
visits Adare, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Blarney, Tralee, Dublin
Armagh, Knock Galway, Connemara, Shannon, and much more!
Price per person: $2200.00
For information, please call
or return coupon below.
send me a full brochure on the Ireland Spiritual Journey.
Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
P.O. Box 189 -- 2249 Shore Road
-- Linwood, NJ 08221-0189