Autumn '17 Challenge highlights, ecumenism, eclipse & more

Posted: 9/27/2017

The Autumn 2017 edition of Glenmary Challenge magazine will begin mailing to subscribers Sept. 28, and the edition is packed with stories about Glenmary's ministry.

The cover story focuses on the August eclipse that captivated the nation. Knowing the migrant farm workers in his area were likely unaware of the dangers of staring at the sun during the eclipse, Father Vic Subb managed to find and deliver safety glasses, and spiritual aid.

The Autumn edition comes out just before October, a month when many will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The lead story talks in depth about Glenmary's ecumenical work, and how that work may help heal five centuries of Christian division.

Piggybacking on that story, the Missioner in Action story is on Father Frank Ruff, who was  recently honored for attending the Southern Baptist Convention for 50 years.

The feature story is on Kathleen Malane and her grandson Collin Lally. With an assist from his grandmother, Collin chose to donate to Glenmary on the occasion of his first Communion.

The News & Notes in this issue covers first oaths, oath renewals, the Glenmary Sisters elections, Father John Rausch on CNN, the mission bell send off for novices, new Glenmary assignments and more!

The Autumn 2017 Glenmary Challenge can be read online HERE. 


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Glenmary Challenge has three goals: to educate Catholics about the U.S. home missions, to motivate young men to consider Glenmary priesthood or brotherhood and to invite all Catholics to respond to their baptismal call to be missionary by partnering with Glenmary as financial contributors, prayer partners, professional coworkers and/or volunteers.