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Father Superior General, Fr. Salvatore Izzo,
shares news of our mission
around the world.

   While spending two weeks of a canonical visit to the American communities, our Superior General, Fr. Salvatore Izzo shared the latest news of our communities around the world.  Before coming the US, he had recently visited our students in Nigeria.  Fr. Prasad & Fr. Binoj are overseeing the plans to obtain a house of studies so that the students can begin to live community life.   He also had an update of our community in Argentina where he and our Vicar General, Fr. Angelo Terraciano have been working with Fr. Hector Ziordan of that community to revitalize their vocation program. 

Fr. Izzo (second left) and Fr. Hector Ziiordan
(third left) meet with two new candidates in


Fr. Salvatore Izzo (behind altar)presides at First
Profession ceremony in India In May 2005.

Several new vocations from Colombia recently joined the community.

   In India, plans are underway to begin construction of a church in Kuchipudi where our Missionaries work with the faithful in several rural villages.  The new church will be the first church in this area.  While in India, Fr. Izzo was able to bless the cornerstone of the new building and pray with our community for its successful completion.  He also received the first vow of two new candidates. 


   In past newsletters we related the attainment of a long held dream of the American community to establish a House of Studies close to the seminary our students attended.  In 2003, that dream was realized when the Blessed Gaetano Errico House of Studies was completed in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.  It allowed our students to reside under ten miles from Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, PA and was located adjacent to the parish of St. Mary’s which is staffed by our Missionaries.  

   The original plans for the building included a Chapel.  However, due to financial constraints, the Chapel was put on hold for the future.

   With God’s grace, the beatification of our Founder in April of 2002 set in motion a series of events that has led to the completion of the Chapel.  Inspired by our Founder’s story and sharing his surname, the Errico Family of northern New Jersey approached our congregation with the desire to honor their

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