Heralds News

13 de Mayo – May 13th

Los Heraldos del Evangelio tienen el agrado de invitarlos a la Conmemoración de la


Misa celebrada por el nuevo sacerdote, Rev. Padre Juan Villanueva, E.P

Lunes, 13 de Mayo 2013

En la Co-Catedral of the Sacred Heart

1111 St Joseph Pkwy, Houston, TX 77002

                              6:15 Rosario, Consagración y Coronación

                             7:15 Santa Misa                                        

El neo-sacerdote saludará a los fieles al final de la Misa.

Organizado por Los Heraldos del Evangelio, tel 281-597-8178

The 1st church of the Heralds of the Gospel is now a Basilica


The first church of Heralds of the Gospel (in the International Seminary of the Heralds’ priestly branch, the Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right Virgo Flos Carmeli) has been made a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI. The Basilica is named Our Lady of the Rosary.  If you look at the pictures, the exterior is not even completed and yet the Holy Father bestows this honor. Inside it some improvements are also in the works.  Here follows an translated excerpt of the news reported by Gaudium Press:

“With the Supreme Apostolic power, perpetually, we elevate the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary to the rank and dignity of Minor Basilica”

These words read yesterday from Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Brief brought joy and hope for the institution of the Heralds of the Gospel.
The feast of Our Lady Help of Christians was doubly celebrated by the Heralds of the Gospel. In addition to the normal celebrations in praise and honor of the Holy Mother of God, Help of Christians, there was something very special to be celebrated: The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, in the Diocese of Bragança Paulista was elevated to the rank of Minor Basilica, just that day .
This church is part of a group of buildings which include the seminary of the Clerical Society Virgo Flos Carmeli and the House of Formation of the Heralds of the Gospel.
The ceremony of the presentation of the Apostolic Brief that raised the church to the status of Minor Basilica proceeded with great solemnity during the Mass celebrated by Bishop Sergio Aparecido Colombo , Bishop of Bragança Paulista, in São Paulo.
The Brief of His Holiness was presented to Msgr. João Clá Dias, founder and general president of the Heralds of the Gospel.  Then the proclamation of the Holy Father’s words followed.
At the end of ceremony the unveiling of the symbols that identify a Minor Basilica, the Papal Coat of Arms, the Coat of Arms of the Bishop and the Papal Keys.
The Apostolic Brief
“Given at Rome, at St. Peter’s, under the seal of the Fisherman, on April 21st in the year 2012, the eighth of Our Pontificate.”
Thus ends the Papal decree that was made known by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State of the Holy See.
In it “His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI — Ad perpetuam rei memoriam –” affirms “among the sacred temples of the Diocese of Bragança Paulista in Brazil, stands out, deservedly, the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, erected in the city of Caieiras, to which the faithful of the region tend to go to implore the powerful help of She who is Full of Grace, to guide their existence according the precepts of the Gospel.
For this reason, since the Venerable Brother Sergio Aparecido Colombo, bishop of that See, with the letter of the 1st of March of this year, in the name of the clergy and also the people, requested that we should honor this temple with the diginity of Minor Basilica, We, wishing to give proof of our special benevolence, with supreme satisfaction of those ferverent prayers, judge that it should be granted.”

Thus it is that the Holy Father says still “fully met the requirements that the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, with the powers granted by Us, established for this subject,With the Supreme Apostolic power, perpetually, we elevate the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary to the rank and dignity of Minor Basilica, conferred all the rights and liturgical concessions that properly belong to the sacred edifices honored with this title, observing what is determined by the Decree De titulo Basilicae Minoris, promulgated on the 9th of November, 1989.”
And the Supreme Pontiff continues: “We are confident that the honor given shall prompt the hearts of the faithful to venerate even more the Holy Mother of God and the Church. We desire that this letter take effect from now and for posterity, being revoked any provisions to contrary.”

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Our Lady of the Resurrection

Image of Our Lady of the Ressurection,  the invocation of the original name of the House of Formation, Hermitage of Our Lady of the Resurrection

Image of Our Lady of the Ressurection, the invocation of the original name of the House of Formation, Hermitage of Our Lady of the Resurrection

A detail of the living room lights

A detail of the living room lights

A community living room in the seminary of the Herald

A community living room in the seminary of the Heralds

Celebration of the 95th Aniversary of the apparition of Our Lady in Fatima – Mother’s Day

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Mass of May 13, 2012 at the Parish of Prince
of Peace in Houston, Texas. Eleven new companions were received and a large
number of people made their Consecration to Jesus Christ through the hands
of Mary, according to the method of St. Louis Grignion de Montfort.

Priestly Ordination March 19, 2012

DIA DE LOS REYES: Villancico Español

A Pilgrimage to Portugal, France and Spain

March 9 – March 18, 2012 – $2,850.00 plus tax

Under spiritual guidance of Priests and Brothers of the

Heralds of the Gospel

Travel arrangements by QS Travel & Tours Inc. affilate of Queen Syrena Travel Inc.
3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8.
Tel. 905.412.2242 or 1-800-565-3619


Lisbon – Fatima – Salamanca -Alba de Tormes – Avila – Madrid – Burgos – Lourdes

Download the complete program here: Pilgrimage to Portugal, France and Spain

For more information: [email protected]

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape 2011

ndducapSingle room : $220
Double room: $190 per person
Triple room: $170 per person

This prices include bus, accomodations, dinner and breakfast at Cap-de-la-madeleine

Saturday October 29 @ 5:00AM

Sunday October 30th @ 8:00PM

The itinerary will include old Montreal (Notre Dame Church and Notre Dame de Bonsecours Chapel), and Trois Rivières (Cathedral, shrine of Bl Frederic Jansoone, Notre Dame du Cap)

Call 905-813-9215 or
Email: [email protected]

The Will and the Good in Being


“In the Thomistic synthesis, the good has an extraordinary importance. St. Thomas conceives it as the motive of creation and the end of the created” 1 .

The Aristotelian concept of the universe is one of order. Transferred into Thomistic thought, the resultant concept of the universe is one in which each part has some relation to each other part, inasmuch as all parts are ultimately linked with the Creator-God. It is thus that the purpose of the will emerges in light of its object.

To continue reading, click on the link: http://ifte.blog.arautos.org/2011/07/15/the-will-and-the-good-in-being/

Intimacy with God and the Holy Eucharist Retreat

retreatjuly2011webJuly 26th – 27th – 28th, 2011

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204133949637203

Mass & Confession available daily.
Feel free to come for three, two, or one day.

Retreat Daily Schedule:

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration: $50/day

includes breakfast, lunch and babysitting.


Heralds of the Gospel 5535 17th Sideroad Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0

Beautiful grounds & Adoration Chapel at your disposal

Contact and Registrations:
Telephone: 647-283-0310
Email: [email protected]

Pilgrimage to Quebec

f2716612The very dynamics of pilgrimages clearly reveals some steps that pilgrims take. They become a paradigm of the whole life of faith; departure reveals the decision of pilgrims to go forward up to the destination and achieve the spiritual objectives of their baptismal vocation; walking leads them to solidarity with their brothers and sisters and to the necessary preparation for the meeting with the Lord; the visit to the Shrine invites them to listen to the Word of God and to sacramental celebration; the return, in the end, reminds them of their mission in the world, as witnesses of salvation and builders of peace.

(From The Pilgrimage in the Great Jubilee, Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People)

Here are some photos of the latest pilgrimage of Heralds of the Gospel in Montreal and Quebec City.The shrines visited were those of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, followed by a short passage to the Cathedral Mary Queen of the World, Our Lady of the Cape, Our ​​Lady of the Sacred Heart and St. Anne de Beaupre.

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Celebrating Mary in Kirton – England

On may 13th, the Heralds accompanied the pilgrim statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for a solemn procession followed by an evening of prayer in the local parish of Kirton, Lincolnshire (England).

This area is famous for being the port of departure of the Mayflower that transported the English Separatists, better known as the Pilgrims in 1620.

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Press Release – Apostolic Vicariate of San Miguel de Sucumbios

On Wednesday, May 11th in Quito, the administration of the Vicariate had a meeting with Bishop Ángel Polivio Sánchez, Bishop of Guaranda, secretary of the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference and Pontifical Delegate for the Apostolic Vicariate of San Miguel Sucumbíos. In this meeting the painful economic situation that the Vicariate is in was discussed, and the critical situation of “Radio Sucumbíos, which legally belongs to the Catholic Church in Sucumbíos.
The lack of means to continue to maintain about 20 employees of Radio Sucumbíos that cost just over 12 thousand dollars a month and the lack of income for the radio itself to mantain them have forced a series of administrative measures to be taken. Indeed, in 2010 the Radio ended with a deficit of 27 thousand dollars and a labor lawsuit that has persisted since the previous administration for $ 28 000. And the outlook for 2011 is that there will be 80 thousand dollars of deficit.
The main concern of the administration of the Vicariate was that there was no interruption in the activities of the Radio, given the important role that has always been in favor of the people. And the only way I found to keep running the radio was to promote the reduction of staff, and replacing employees with volunteers.
Consequently, the administration of the Vicariate of Sucumbíos proceeded today to personally hand over a memorandum to dismiss employees of the radio. And despite having been peaceful and calm and after I had expressed in a meeting with them this situacion, they not only have not accepted this provision, but have called a few supporters who have acted illegally to take the radio and proceeded to expel the representatives of the Vicariate with physical attacks and insults.
The procedure the Administration used is the legally established one, since the memos to notify employees, have been signed by the legal representative, Bishop Angel Polivio Sanchez . Wages of April were complete, and were offered a check in settlement until the present date with summary dismissal, with everything according to the law, previously established by the Labour Inspectorate. Yet, employees not only refused to sign the dismissal, but alleged a presumed illegality of the procedure, and even rejected the same checks that were offered.
The Vicariate Administration officials now seek the compliance of the law. The aim of the new administration is to keep the radio with all the social support made through voluntareers, religious and less employees, so as to allow to mantain it from the economic point of view.

Nueva Loja, May 16, 2011

Easter Music – Hallelujah Amen from Judas Maccabeus by Handel

Stabat Mater sung by the Herald of the Gospel

A Pilgrimage to Montreal & Quebec

pilgrim2011webSalve Maria!

The Heralds of the Gospel have the pleasure to invite you to for our 2011 May Pilgrimage to Montreal and Quebec.
We will visit Marie-Reine du Monde, a small reproduction of St Peter’s Basilica in the heart of Montreal, Bl. Kateri Shrine, Old Quebec and its beautiful chapels and Cathedral, St Anne de Beaupré and more.

You will find detailed information in the attached poster.

click here: pilgrimage2011

The Pilgrimage is open to everyone. Children are welcome.

The closing date for reservations is May 12th, 2011. Please hurry up to reserve your place since this time the Bus promises to fill up quickly!

Email for reservations: [email protected]

Hoping to see you during this beautiful opportunity to pray and receive graces visiting some of the most important Canadian Shrines, and counting on your prayers,

Single: $330
Double: $480
Triple: $660
4 people: $820

Family Day Retreat

Family Day Retreat 2011On Family Day the Heralds of the Gospel promoted a retreat for families at St. James Catholic Church in Oakville, ON.

The talks by Br. Justin Bonyun and Br. Gustavo Kralj were as follow:

– “Discernment of Spirits according to St Ignatius” (Adults)
– “Does God Love me?” (Youth)

-“Grace and Salvation” (Adults)
– “How to choose my rôle models” (Youth)

– “How to choose role models for my family” (Adult)
– “What is the purpose of life?” (Youth)

A Solemn Benediction and Mass was celebrated By Fr. Ryan Murphy, EP., missionary in Sucumbios, Ecuador.

10 years

Heralds of the Gospel: First Charism Approved in the Third Millennium

Pope John Paul II elevated the Heralds of the Gospel to the canonical status of International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right. With this, a new charism was recognized by the Church.

Ten years later, the work of the Heralds had grown externally and internally. A deepened understanding of its own charism fostered vigorous developments within the new religious family.

The account of the unfolding of accomplishments and achievements arising after February 22, 2001, under the blessing of this approval, brings to mind the words of Pope Benedict XVI in his recent book, “Light of the World”:

We are witnessing “new Catholic awakenings, a dynamic of new movements, for instance, the Heralds of the Gospel, young people who are seized by the enthusiasm of having acknowledged Christ as the Son of God and of bringing him into the world.

030_20110219_GKIn Canada, the Heralds celebrated the event bringing together friends of the association in the cities of Toronto and Montreal.

Following a homage to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a solemn mass was celebrated by Fr. Ryan Murphy, EP, missionary in Ecuador, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Toronto and by Fr. François Bandet, EP. at St. Ignatius parish in Montreal.

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Reception of Habit

Here are the photos of the latest reception of habit ceremony of the Heralds of the Gospel.
127 new aspirant and novice members were received.  Please pray for them! It took place in the Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Thabor – St. Thomas Aquinas. 

See previous posts on Thabor .

Heralds of the Gospel Eastertide Gala

Heralds of the Gospel Eastertide Gala

Family Day Retreat

Monday, February 21 · 9:30am – 4:30pm

Three separate talks for adults and children/youth.

Learn to be a more discerning Catholic, to open yourself to God, and to strengthen the basis of your faith.

Two coffee breaks and lunch will also be served. Childcare will be provided. Cost Adult $20, children $12. Tax receipt will be issued for 50% of ticket value. Funds raised will be donated to Lumen Veritatis Academy, a private not-for –profit Catholic School located in Mississauga and Thornhill.

Spend this Family Day together as a family

Speakers: Bro Gustavo Krajl, Bro Justin Bonyun,

Who should attend : The Whole Family

St. James Catholic Church
231, Morden Road
Oakville, On L6K 2S2

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It Is Midday

On the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God… wishing all our visitors a happy and blessed new year 2011.

It is Midday


It is midday. I see the church open. I must enter. Mother of Jesus Christ, I do not come to pray. I have nothing to ask and nothing to offer. I come only, Mother, to look at you.

To look at you, to cry for joy, to know that I am your son and that you are there. Only for a moment while everything stops. Midday!

To be yours, Mary in this place where you are. Saying nothing, but looking at you and letting my heart sing in its own language…

Because it is midday, because we are here today, because you are always there, simply because you are Mary, simply because you exist, Mother of Jesus, be thanked.

Paul Claudel

Marian Mission in Boston, Lincolnshire (England)

bostonOn the weekend of the 13 and 14th of November the Heralds of the gospel in U.K. carried out a Marian mission in the city of Boston, Lincolnshire. Bringing the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to dozens of homes and attending the Saturday and Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s Church in Boston, and organizing a candlelight procession and adoration of the blessed Sacrament with the parishioners.

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Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

Fatima Shrine, Lewinston, NY

Fatima Shrine, Lewinston, NY

The origin of the word “sanctuary” comes from the Latin sancturarium derived from saunctus which in turn means “holy.” That is to say the choir’s place located around the altar, which is where the liturgical celebrations and especially the Eucharist take place.

The religious act that constitutes a pilgrimage is a concrete gesture of a Christian’s desire to meet God : “Pilgrims often come to shrines particularly well-disposed to seek the grace of forgiveness; they should be helped to open themselves to the Father “rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4),(31) in truth and in freedom, consciously and responsibly, so that their encounter with his grace will give rise to a truly new life.” (Cf. The Shrine: Memory, Presence and Prophecy of the Living God)

In this spirit of pilgrimage to meet God through the intercession of Mary, two different groups visited the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima located in Lewiston, New York, accompanied by Father Julio Ubbelhode for a day retreat on the importance of Marian devotion.

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