Summer Challenge available online now

Posted: 5/22/2017

Given the magazine's title, it isn't surprising Glenmary Challenge articles tend to feature Glenmary priests, brothers or coworkers as their main subjects. The Summer 2017 edition, which mailed in early June and is available online now, features some exceptions to that rule.

It isn't every day you meet a potential future saint.  Father Stanley Rother, an American priest from Oklahoma who was martyred for his faith in Guatemala, adorns the cover.

Pope Francis declared Father Rother a martyr earlier this year, and the priest will be beatified in September. Father Rother wasn't a Glenmarian, but he was a missionary. Glenmary Father Frank Schenk, who served in Colombia, was fortunate enough to spend time with Father Rother on two occasions, once in the United States and once in South America not long before Father Rother was killed.

The issue also features a look at Julie McElmurry. Julie grew up in a Glenmary mission, and that experience formed her into the person she is today. She's now a lay Catholic leader, and she credits her relationship with the church to Glenmary and the missioners who nurtured her faith.

Glenmary Brother Craig Digmann is the subject of this issue's Missioner in Action piece for his work starting a school greeter program. In a place where many people aren't Catholic, Brother Craig is standing as a witness for the faith just by saying, "Good morning."

Memorials for Brothers Terry O'Rouke and Bob Hoffman can also be found in this issue, along with news and notes from the home missions.

The Summer 2017 Glenmary Challenge is available 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.

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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.

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