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Holy Week in Bánica

Dear Friends of Bánica, Where is Galatia? I think this is an important question that everyone who reads scripture ought to ask. After all, St. Paul speaks to the Galatians rather harshly when he says: “O stupid Galatians! Who has … Continue reading

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Diga Al Padre Loco

One evening during my first year in the mission, I was returning from Higuerito after directing the youth group. It was about 8:45 PM when I received a phone call. A voice on the other end asked, “Father, have you … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessings in Bánica

By Rev. Jason Weber In the mission, we (the people of Arlington) serve the people of the poorest area of the Dominican Republic on the border with Haiti. It is through the generosity of many folks that the various programs … Continue reading

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Be a reflection of the love of the Father

Happy Turkey Day! As you can see, at this house, every day is turkey day!! The folks here celebrate Christmas Eve the same way that we celebrate Thanksgiving. The family makes every effort to get together and be in the … Continue reading

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Patronales in Bánica

Tucked away in a nook of the Rio Artibonito, is a town that time forgot on the Dominican side of the border with Haiti. What you are about to read is the musing of a missionary priest from the diocese … Continue reading

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Fr. Creedon Returns to Bánica

In this week’s edition of the Arlington Catholic Herald, Fr. Creedon writes about his recent visit to Bánica and shares a story of the power of God’s love. Click here to read more…

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From WorkCamp to Bánica and Beyond

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Katharine Britton of Fredericksburg has dedicated nearly a quarter of her life to being a missionary. A total 5 of the last 21 years. While she was still in high school in 2010 she got her first taste of mission … Continue reading

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Welcome Jeidy!

A warm welcome to Jeidy de la Rosa Luperón who arrived in the Arlington Diocese on Wednesday, August 5th. She is the first student from the Jóvenes Misioneros Scholarship Program to receive a scholarship to study in the United States! While … Continue reading

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Semana Santa en Bánica

The Fr. Weber Chronicles continue as they celebrate Easter in Bánica. Dear Friends of Bánica, Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed! Holy Week began with Palm Sunday and, uh-oh, we apparently hadn’t cut enough palms for the three Masses … Continue reading

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Christmas in Bánica

Happy New Year! As the Christmas season comes to an end with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Fr. Weber shares with us the events of his first Christmas in the Bánica Mission. Merry Christmas to all and … Continue reading

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